Front Park viewed from the Peace Bridge. c. 1930's
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.
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.
Foot of Main Street, c. 1900. Old D. L. & W. terminal upper center above.