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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

Annual Cruise: August 9, 2017
This year's cruise will be aboard the River Queen and will explore the the inner harbor along the Buffalo River. Departs at 6:30 PM at the Commercial Slip at Canalside and returns at 8:00 PM. Reservation details were found in your July issue of the Harbormaster. The Price is $25 for members and guests. Public is welcome - call the museum to register. The traditional pizza party at the museum follows immediately after the cruise. Call the museum for additional information during regular hours. 48 people maximum, so reserve early.

Annual Dinner: October 4, 2017

Where: Lofts on Pearl, 6:30 PM.
Following the dinner, professional diver Mike Fletcher will present "The Buffalo Shipwreck That Changed My Life."
Beginning his career as working diver in Lake Erie, Mike's involvement in the discovery of a local shipwreck would launch him onto the world stage. He has teamed with renowned fiction writer Clive Cussler, archaeologists, cameramen and other divers discovering shipwrecks around the world. Mike has been involved in the creation of over 100 underwater documentary films for the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, and the Smithsonian Channel.


Last update: 17JUL2017

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


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"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.