Situated between New York and the western states, Buffalo was an important transportation center in the days of the Erie Canal. Learn about the habits, sights and sounds of the Central Wharf – and about it's sudden destruction.
A significant part of Buffalo's history is now the backdrop for a new attraction at Canalside and the Outer Harbor.
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.
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 following are excerpts from a Courier-Express article from July 16, 1939 by Robert B. Boltwood.
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.
Buffalo’s linseed oil tycoon was a rare Gilded Age industrialist who managed to balance business success with family values and upstanding ethics.