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.
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.
When the unification of the state church in Prussia created dissent among many Lutherans, large numbers of them emigrated to Western New York.
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.
A never-before-published watercolor depicts the Brayley & Pitts Company, the Erie Canal and the New York Central Railroad, among other fascinating details.
In a time when barrels were essential to shipping goods on the Erie Canal, the E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company transformed the manufacturing industry and helped Buffalo thrive as a port city.
An upcoming summer event at the Commercial Slip blends history and interpretive dance.