Buffalo River (New York)

Buffalo River (New York)

Buffalo River (New York)

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For other rivers with this name, see Buffalo River.
The Buffalo River is a river that empties into the eastern end of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, by the City of Buffalo in the United States of America. This stream is called the Buffalo River only in the vicinity of the city and is known as Buffalo Creek as it flows through other parts of Western New York. This change in name occurs near the western border of the Town of West Seneca, where Buffalo Creek receives the contents of Cayuga Creek. The river is further increased by the confluence with Cazenovia Creek in Buffalo.

Buffalo River

The Buffalo River flows westward from the point of confluence, soon passing through a heavily industrialized part of the city. The river enters the lake between the United States Coast Guard station and the Erie Basin Marina. The grounds of the Coast Guard station include the 1832 Buffalo Lighthouse. The Buffalo River was the western terminus of the famed Erie Canal. Entry to the River from the Canal was gained via the mouth of a small tributary, Little Buffalo Creek, which was excavated and stabilized to form the Commercial Slip leading from the Erie Canal. The Buffalo River formed the southwest boundary of the rough pentagon that enclosed the "Five Points" or "Canal Street" district, bounded on the northeast by the Erie Canal. When the Canal was completed in 1825, New York Gorvernor Dewitt Clinton's vessel was towed from the Canal through the Commercial Slip and...
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