From the earliest canoes and flat bottomed bateaux to canal packets and majestic yachts, the Niagara region presents a rich and fascinating history. The vital water links of the area not only attracted the work of the best naval architects from the east coast but also spawned unique and specially adapted boats, some of which are documented here.
From Our Collections:
- Scajaquada: Lake Erie Shallop
- White Electra: Buffalo Harbor Ferry
- Erie Traveler: Durham Boat
- Rushton Sailing Canoe
- Old Town Dinghy