By the mid-1800s, shipping businesses were looking for additional access points to the Buffalo Harbor. Once completed, the City Ship Canal was immediately successful.
Now that the inner harbor is once again receiving attention, Sue Eck looks back at the harbor in the 1920s.
At the turn of the 20th century, the foot of Main Street in Buffalo saw numerous ships travel through the harbor.
The adventuresome life of this pioneer merchant is intertwined with several major formative events in Niagara Frontier history. In 1840, Thompson also became the first popularly elected mayor of Buffalo.
Aerial view of downtown Buffalo from the perspective of the waterfront in the late 1950's.