In the War of 1812 the British successfully attacked Fort Niagara in the middle of winter. They retained the American garrison flag as a war trophy.
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.
The Buffalo Canoe Club was founded in 1882 by William Lansing and other canoe enthusiasts.
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.
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."
The life and love of Isabelle Reidpath Martin, her marriage to Darwin Martin and her encounters with Frank Lloyd Wright.