The Buffalo Canoe Club was founded in 1882 by William Lansing and other canoe enthusiasts.
A photo essay focused on the venerable vessel, now gone, reinforces the idea that there should be a Canadiana exhibit in the waterfront redevelopment plans. The center spread photo captures the spirit of the happy excursions.
The launch of the steamboat Superior and the development of Buffalo Harbor, lavishly detailed in illustration and text by the acclaimed artist-historian.
In 1913, U.S. Brig Niagara-- the flagship of Oliver Hazard Perry in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie--was reconstructed with the original keel and a few timbers and towed to larger cities from Chicago to Buffalo.
The almost-entirely Irish-American scoopers went on strike early in May, 1899.
Designed by Frank Kirby and built at the Buffalo Dry Dock Company on Ganson Street, the coal-fired steamship Canadiana was one of the "Crystal Beach boats."
Taken by a Buffalo Evening News photographer on January 18, 1940, the tug Martha Stewart plows through the nearly frozen Buffalo Harbor at the Niagara River.