BUFFALO, NY - The Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society is a museum nestled in the heart of downtown, and dedicated to Buffalo's storied waterfront history.
It is also located in a most appropriate structure.
"This is actually the old Howard Baker building which was a ship chandlery here in Buffalo," explained museum volunteer Pattie Glaser, explaining further that a chandlery supplied all the ships, canal boats, and lake freighters with supplies, including food stuffs, wiring, ropes, lines, and pretty much anything they needed during the 19th century, when Buffalo was the third largest inland port in the world.
Some of those types of things are still here, along with everything else imaginable telling a story unique to the Queen City's glorious maritime past.
The museum also includes a display on Buffalo's infamous Canal street neighborhood near the terminus of the Erie Canal.