Designed in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin as a working boathouse, but never built, Frank Lloyd Wright's Rowing Boathouse was one of Wright's most prized designs.
In 2000, three long time rowing friends had the vision of this boathouse on the shores of the Niagara River where it meets Lake Erie. After many years of fundraising, negotiations and construction, the Boathouse opened in 2007 and today stands as one of the most unique architectural Wright designs - his only boathouse design. With the design retired, there will never be another built in the world, and the WNY community is graced with this functioning rowing boathouse, a distinctive event facility, and a world captivating tourist attraction.
Come visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse and experience the beauty of the location and the building for yourself by:
Our Vision is to have a thriving waterfront destination used by the community and visited regularly by anyone interested in our beautiful setting, extraordinary architecture, or the excitement of rowing.