Monday, September 7, 2015

BUFFALO River History Tour on Labor Day 2015

Peggy suggested that we might do something together on Labor Day and asked me to see what was available. I couldn't find any events taking place on Labor Day, so I looked into attractions in Buffalo and found information about a couple of boat tours. I showed her what I had found and she chose the BUFFALO RIVER HISTORY TOUR, so we called and ordered our tickets for the 12:30 p.m. tour. We left Lockport around ten thirty and headed to Buffalo. We stopped on Maple (probably in Amherst) and had lunch at a Wendy's. We arrived at the area of the waterfront around noon and quickly found parking. From there it was a bit confusing and we did not want to end up at the wrong place since it was TOO HOT to do any extra walking, so we called and got exact directions to the place to pick up our tickets.
Then we waited in line until tour time. The tour was great. We started out at the beginning (or the end) of the Erie Canal.
Mostly we saw "silos" (grain elevators) where grain was stored and associated buildings. Most are empty and abandoned but the General Mills plant and PABST are still in operation. This old ship (The Columbia) was brought here from Ohio and is being renovated and then will go to NYC :
Here are a few other pictures from the boat tour: The tour was about an hour and a half long. When we returned to shore, we headed back to our car and then back to Lockport. We stopped at White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt for a treat before meeting up with David at my house.

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