An aerial view of "Elevator Alley" from the 1970's. Ohio Street is visible running from left to right near the bottom of the photo.
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 "idlers" in the foreground are holding down part of the Atlantic Wharf on the north side of the Buffalo River between the Evans Slip and the Commercial Slip.
Freighter Frontenac being towed under the Ohio Street Bridge.