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, 2017 and run through September 2017. The Buffalo Harbor Museum will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

In conjunction with Explore Buffalo, members of the museum are invited to attend a "Disasters of the Buffalo" cruise on Sunday, June 18 aboard the MIss Buffalo II. All members should check their U.S. mail for a post card with details. On-line registration is required through the Explore Buffalo website. Seating is limited so register early. A full ship is anticipated! Learn more about this special cruise at:

Check out the two photos of the Manitoulin by Joe Rennie in the Buffalo Harbor Views page.


Last update: 08JUN2017

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

    • Erie County


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


Erie Canal in Buffalo -
This classic wood grain elevator was once a landmark in Buffalo's inner harbor now dramatically captured in a scale model.

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

Ship's Bell from the S.S. Canadiana - Recently acquired, the ship's bell from Western New York's iconic passenger steamer, was often heard but seldom seen. Cast in 1910, this bell is a true Canadiana relic.


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.
  • 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.
  • Four Canadiana deck chairs arrived June 3, 2016.

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