A never-before-published watercolor depicts the Brayley & Pitts Company, the Erie Canal and the New York Central Railroad, among other fascinating details.
The story of La Salle's exploration of the Great Lakes is well known, but many mysteries surround his ship, the Griffon. The first part of this two-part story presents new interpretations of this storied ship's design.
In the late 1800s, piles of lumber stretched for miles as the Twin Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda developed around the harbor and the surging lumber industry.
Part II of our look at La Salle’s “Grand Enterprise” completes this compelling re-evaluation of the Griffon’s design, as well as the final stages of the explorer’s westward adventures.
Steam yachts provided Buffalo’s wealthy with a fashionable means of racing, cruising—or even commuting to work! Here we take a look at a number of these luxury craft and the men who owned them.
This year marks the centennial of this important engineering project and aid to navigation. Our photo essay chronicles its construction in the early 20th century.
The 113-year-old vessel worked the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes for nearly a century. Today, it operates as a teaching tug, but the years of wear and tear require extensive repairs.