Winter Speaker Series Session #4: Ships & Their Wrecks
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
This five-part speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics.
SHIPBUILDING IN BUFFALO:
As Buffalo grew to be one of the largest inland ports in the world, a number of other industries grew. One of the largest was shipbuilding. From passenger steamers, schooners, grain haulers, tugs and almost every type of ship that sailed the Great Lakes were being made in Buffalo. This talk will explore some of the fascinating history of shipbuilding in Buffalo, NY and on the Great Lakes.
Presenter: Margaret Logan
BUFFALO MARITIME DISASTERS:
At one time Buffalo had one of the busiest harbors in the country. With the vast amount of activity in the harbor and along the Niagara River, there were bound to be accidents and disasters. Come hear about exploding grain elevators, ships running into each other, destructive storms, and some of the biggest fires ever seen in Buffalo.
Presenter: Jim Mayer
All Adventures in Buffalo History sessions are from 7-9 PM on Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo on Symphony Circle.
Admission per session: $10
Explorer Pass Holders: Free