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."
Taken by a Buffalo Evening News photographer on January 18, 1940, the tug Martha Stewart plows through the nearly frozen Buffalo Harbor at the Niagara River.
The idea of a bridge joining Canada and the United States between Buffalo and Fort Erie was discussed as early as 1853.
Constructed in 1873 under Canadian auspices, the International Bridge was to connect the Grand Trunk Railway system of Canada to the American railway system and provide new markets for Canadian goods.
Ferry service between the Buffalo and Fort Erie banks of the Niagara River dates back to 1796. Many settlers crossed into Canada from Buffalo via ferry.
To meet wartime demands for pilot training, the SS Greater Buffalo was one of two Great Lakes cruise ships converted to aircraft carriers on the Inland Seas.
After years of review and discussion, the city began to demolish much of the Canal District in the late 1930's and displacing hundreds from their substandard housing.