Helping Hands Makes Headway at Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park

Helping Hands reported for duty at the Naval Park in downtown Buffalo in August to assist with a preservation project of the PTF-17 boat in the Park’s shipyard.

The boat was used during the Vietnam War and constructed by Norway. With only 4 of these boats left, this preservation project is essential in keeping an important part of history on the Park’s grounds.

Tasks for the day included:

  • Scraping old paint
  • Sanding the surface
  • Painting primer
  • Cleaning up the area around the shipyard