Lost on Halloween in 1780, the British Brig-Sloop Ontario became known as the Holy Grail of Great Lakes shipwrecks. Now, after 228 years, this legendary warship from the American Revolution has been discovered deep in Lake Ontario.
How Hundreds of Thousands of Summer Excursionists Have Taken Their Lives in Their Hands in an Endeavor to Get a Modest Day's Outing.
A series of Erie Canal images, associated with the Buffalo-based Pitts Agricultural Works.
When the Erie Canal first opened, the Commercial Slip was a major shipping port along the canal. Today, it is seeing a resurgence with the events going on at Canalside.
After joining the British Navy at age 12 and eventually rising to Captain, Frederick Marryat became a prolific writer, befriending the likes of Charles Dickens and helping to pioneer the sea story genre. Read his impressions of Buffalo in 1837.
The Wollenberg Elevator, which was destroyed by arson in 2006, was the last of the wooden grain elevators in Buffalo.
The master shipbuilder Moyse Hillaret, who was chosen to participate in the grand plan of exploration, became an enemy of La Salle.
The Buffalo Yacht Club was founded in 1861 and had 5 previous headquarters before the present location was identified at the foot of Porter Avenue in Buffalo.