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The Lawson Center on Chautauqua Lake

Welcome to The Lawson Center

L.S. Aero Marine, the historic boat chandlery and marina at 73 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, New York sold boats directly from Christopher Columbus Smith before Chris-Craft Corporation even existed!  The old boat chandlery is now an exciting museum with exhibits and activities for the whole family. 

Exclusive Offer:  Fletcher (Ned) Ward's latest book, Chris-Craft Corporation's Jamestown Division, details the story of this important, but little-known part of our history.  All proceeds from the sale of this book go to The Lawson Center to support new programs.

Click here to buy your copy                      

HOURS & ADMISSION Saturdays, 10:00 - 05:00 and Sundays, 1:00 - 5:00, Wednesdays from 1:00 - 5:00.  Admission is $5 for adults.  Members, Children under 18 and active military families are always free.  For more information about The Lawson Center, call 716-386-3355 or go to our CONTACT US page on this web site to send us a message. 

Loving boats since 1920

73 Lakeside Drive (P.O. Box 10) Bemus Point, NY 14712

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