How Hundreds of Thousands of Summer Excursionists Have Taken Their Lives in Their Hands in an Endeavor to Get a Modest Day's Outing.
A series of Erie Canal images, associated with the Buffalo-based Pitts Agricultural Works.
When the Erie Canal first opened, the Commercial Slip was a major shipping port along the canal. Today, it is seeing a resurgence with the events going on at Canalside.
The Buffalo Yacht Club was founded in 1861 and had 5 previous headquarters before the present location was identified at the foot of Porter Avenue in Buffalo.
The Buffalo Canoe Club was founded in 1882 by William Lansing and other canoe enthusiasts.
In 1913, U.S. Brig Niagara-- the flagship of Oliver Hazard Perry in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie--was reconstructed with the original keel and a few timbers and towed to larger cities from Chicago to Buffalo.
The almost-entirely Irish-American scoopers went on strike early in May, 1899.
Designed by Frank Kirby and built at the Buffalo Dry Dock Company on Ganson Street, the coal-fired steamship Canadiana was one of the "Crystal Beach boats."