Part II of our look at La Salle’s “Grand Enterprise” completes this compelling re-evaluation of the Griffon’s design, as well as the final stages of the explorer’s westward adventures.
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.
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.
An upcoming summer event at the Commercial Slip blends history and interpretive dance.
Filled with rage, Americans vowed to never forget the USS Maine, which exploded near Cuba in 1898. Now we remember the key role a local steel company played in raising the wreckage and honoring her crewmembers.
Naval aviation was born 100 years ago this past January, and to mark the centennial of this important event, we highlight two of Western New York's many contributions.
Reputed to be the third oldest yacht club in the United States, the Buffalo Yacht Club has a storied history, including hosting the Brig Niagara in 1913. But the BYC’s clubhouses have had a stormy history.