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 Buffalo Harbor and the surrounding waterfront.

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.


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Last update: 03DEC2014





 

The Buffalo Harbor Museum is supported by grants from:

  • The Baird Foundation
  • The Erie County Arts & Cultural Advisory Board 
  • New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and History


WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE


... Olde Buffalo Photo Gallery
         Added to the Gallery:
         The fire boat Grattan
         (Dec 2014)


... IN WATERFRONT VIEWS
          Weather Images from    
          January 4, 2013


WHAT'S NEW AT THE MUSEUM

Ship model builder Gary Jensen:

Freighter James H. Reed. Sunk in Lake Erie in 1944. She made deliveries regularly to Buffalo grain and steel industries.

Freighter Brunswick. The Brunswick was the first bulk freighter on the Great Lakes built from iron. It sunk off the Dunkirk, New York harbor.


Canadiana (Crystal Beach Boat) display featuring deck plans and many rare images, and a restored bollard from her main deck recently acquired. More to come - see below.

Expanded Edward M Cotter
fire boat display.


COMING SOON TO THE MUSEUM

Canadiana (Crystal Beach Boat)
  • 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.


Erie Canal in Buffalo - Major updates to soon to our display are ongoing.


CALENDAR
       
SUMMER 2015 - Annual harbor cruise.