ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society is undergoing a name change. The former moniker was a mysterious name that said nothing about what the organization is about, namely the history of the Port of Buffalo, its harbor, waterways and their role in the development of the economies of the Niagara Frontier.

Buffalo Harbor Museum is open to everyone. Our displays and exhibits contain archival photos and artifacts that illustrate the transformation of the Buffalo's waterfront from the early 1800s. Today, as the waterfront is rediscovered, come and visit the Buffalo Harbor Museum and explore its past.

Our new url: www.buffaloharbor.org is live and redirects to the Lower Lakes website, here. It will take some time to migrate everything to the new site, but until that time, this site will remain up and running.

Just in time for Christmas, our new book, "Fire and Water - Disasters on the Buffalo Harbor and the Surrounding Waterfront" is now in distribution. See the Ship's store for more information and ordering, or stop by the museum!

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Last update: 15NOV2015





 

The Buffalo Harbor Museum is supported by grants from:

    • The Baird Foundation

    • Erie County

    • New York State Office of   
      Parks,
Recreation, and  History


WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE

... New Book        
"Fire and Water" See the Ship's store for more details.


WHAT'S NEW AT THE MUSEUM

Erie Canal in Buffalo
 - Updates to  our display are completed with new photos, and maps.




COMING SOON TO THE MUSEUM

Canadiana Display (Crystal Beach Boat) - This has been posted here for some time, but the display is still in design to include many new exciting artifacts from Buffalo's favorite passenger steamer.
  • Recently acquired child's life jacket dating back to 1916 and most likely a 1910 original from her inaugural year.
  • Adult life jacket from the 1950s.
  • Overhead light fixture.
  • Crystal Beach Line ticket printing plate
  • Commemorative plaque cut from her propeller shaft.
  • Sectioned ring from cut from her hull where a portal would window was mounted.

Crystal Beach Park Display - The primary port-of-call for the Canadiana, to compliment the Canadiana display.