The Buffalo Harbor Museum is in a building that was once the home of long-time Buffalo ship chandler Howard H Baker and Company. (The ship chandlery business was central to the existence of dynamic ports and their waterfronts that supplied sails and ropes and other supplies for sailing ships . During contem
porary times they deal in goods typical for today's freighters).

Within is a warm and inviting setting where displays and exhibits provide an overview of the evolution of the Buffalo Waterfront along with artifacts from the vessels that sailed the Great Lakes.

Among the exhibits is our research library along with a modest gift store

The archival image library is not open to the public, however, specific subject matter can be viewed in the museum's conference room.

Photo duplication services are available, as well as research services. Inquire at for details.