Our new url: 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.

New postings to the Buffalo Harbor Museum web pages will be shaded in green.

Expanded summer hours begin June 6, 2018 and run through September 2018. The Buffalo Harbor Museum will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

New Book in the Ship's Store
Boats Built in Buffalo New York

Buffalo Waterfront Views
Great photos of the ships English River and Manitoulin in the harbor by Joe Rennie.

Annual Dinner: October 3, 2018

Where: Lofts on Pearl, 6:30 PM.
Speaker to be announced


Last update: 30JUN2018

Ship's bell from the S.S. Canadiana.
The image is too small for the engraving to be seen on the center of the bell.


The Buffalo Harbor Museum is supported by grants from:

    • The Baird Foundation



Watson Elevator -
This classic wood grain elevator was once a landmark in Buffalo's inner harbor now dramatically captured in a scale model by Gary Jensen.

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


Clinometer from the S.S. Canadiana - The clinometer is a gauge that measures a ship's list. This recent acquisition ib an excellent example of 1910 maritime technology. Made of brass, this new acquisition contains the indicator arm (like the arm on a analog clock - about 18 inches long) and the list scale. It will be formally mounted on a plaque and will be included in the Canadiana display noted below.

Expanded Grain Elevator Exhibit
- Will feature new photos of Buffalo's Grain Elevators both wood and concrete with a master locator map.

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.

       Now on display:
  • It has been a while since first announced, but the model of the S.S. Canadiana is now display! Built by Gary Jensen.
  • The ship's bell from the Canadiana is back on display after being sent out for restoration. You can now hear it ring.
  • Original Oil Painting of the S.S. Canadiana by Raymond Massey (see print in the Ship's Store).
  • Overhead light fixture restored and electrofied by Ken Glaser.
  • Clinometer from the ship.
  • Many new displays about the ship, with more added regularly
       Coming soon:
  • Adult life jacket from the 1950s.
  • Child's life jacket from 1910.
  • 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.