Crystal Beach Fun 1900-1922. Be sure to see the Old Photo Album in the Summer/Fall 2003 issue of the WNY Heritage magazine, where Rose Ann Jankowiak-Hirsch expands on "Western New York's Pleasure Parks."
The following are excerpts from a Courier-Express article from July 16, 1939 by Robert B. Boltwood.
Steam yachts provided Buffalo’s wealthy with a fashionable means of racing, cruising—or even commuting to work! Here we take a look at a number of these luxury craft and the men who owned them.
Industry in the Buffalo region operated according to the cycle of the seasons from the beginning of commercial traffic on the Great Lakes in the early 1800's.
Known as the “Painter of the Niagara Frontier,” Amos Sangster is best known for his historic series of etchings, published from 1886 to 1889, which chronicled the complete Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.
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.