Erie Canal

Tour the Schooner Lois McClure at Canalside 8/18-8/20
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Sailing Canal Boat Lois McClure will visit ports along the Champlain and Erie Canals including Canalside this weekend.
This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal with a celebration of waterways and trees...
Dale at the Canal Fest Parade
The 35th annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is the largest celebration of its kind anywhere along the Erie Canal.  It's an 8-day event each July with rides, music, games, food, a craft show, car cruise, a bike cruise, a 4-mile run and a parade.  Who doesn't love a parade?  People set out their chai…
The Lockport Locks – You’ve Really Got to See It
"Low bridge everybody down, low bridge 'cause we're coming to a town. Yes, you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal if you ever navigated on the Erie Canal."  Maybe it's because I grew up in the Tonawandas not far from the Erie Can…
List of Erie Canal Tours: The Eighth Wonder of the World
The Erie Canal was the most important waterway for traffic, travel and the economy in the United States when it was built. Of course, Buffalo was one of the most important cities because of the Canal back then as well.
Proposed in 1808 and completed in 1825, the Canal links the waters of Lake Er…
The Tonawandas Celebrate Canalfest
The 30th annual Canalfest is underway and runs through next Sunday. It’s the largest event held anywhere along the New York State Canal system. The eight-day event originally began on the North Tonawanda side of the Erie Canal and the following year expanded to include the City of …
Exciting Future For Downtown Buffalo
It's an exciting time in downtown Buffalo.  With the renovation of the Statler and Lafayette Hotels, the opening of the new Federal courthouse and big plans for the University of Buffalo's medical school to move to the city's medical corridor things are happening.  And over the weekend groundbreakin…
One Of Buffalo’s Biggest Eyesores
I see the point in saving some of Buffalo’s old buildings. The results have been amazing. Give credit to the people who have the vision….and the money to renovate these broken down buildings and turn them into gems. But what do you do with Buffalo’s old grain mills? Preservationists want them saved.…
Final Weekend For Canal Fest
For decades the dividing line between Erie and Niagara County has been the man-made Erie Canal.  Completed in 1825 it connected the Hudson River with Lake Erie to provide an inland route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes.  The Erie Canal converted Buffalo from a sleepy outpost into a ma…