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.
Batavia’s Civil War hero was also responsible for enduring changes to American military tactics and policies.
A dedicated group of Western New Yorkers engage in a unique example of historic preservation.
Using period letters and primary sources, the author sheds light on the supposed “Niagara Falls peace negotiations” that were proposed less than a year before the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
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.
We revisit the intriguing story a Bell P-39 fighter’s trip to the Soviet Union.
On the surface, the Devil’s Hole “Massacre” of 1763 seemed to be a violent slaughter of British soldiers by the Seneca Indians. But new research reveals this event may instead be the earliest recorded job action in Western New York.
Ira Pettit’s journey from Wilson to the horrors of Andersonville provides an evocative look at a Civil War Everyman.