Summer Hours
are now in effect! The museum is also open every Tuesday from 10:00AM through 3:00PM in addition to the regular schedule through September 2016.

The Buffalo Harbor Museum Annual Dinner will be held on October 6, 2016. Our host is the Webb Building at Pearl Street. Special guest speaker is Jerry Kuntz who will speak about his new book, The Heroic Age of Diving. This great book presents a history of early divers seeking fortune of salvaging Lake Erie shipwrecks during the 1850s. Open to the public, the cost is $35.00 per person. Call the museum for details. Reservations and payment must be received by September 29, 2016.

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.

"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!


Last update: 22JUL2016


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.


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.

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