Western New York Heritage

The Outer Harbor Lights Up

The inaugural "Kaleidoscope" light show drew over 8,000 spectators on the evening of November 4, and was inspired by the four seasons. The 100-year-old grain elevator was a unique and advanced approach to storing grain in Buffalo's golden age. Now that the waterfront is bustling again, visit our archive and see what Buffalo harbor was like at the turn of the 20th century and why the grain elevators were so important.