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Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Navy Yard

1813

 
 
Old Navy Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 26, 2011
1. Old Navy Yard Marker
Inscription. Five vessels of Commodore Perry's fleet were reconditioned on south bank at mouth of Scajaquada Creek.
 
Erected 1956 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 55.701′ N, 78° 53.863′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Niagara Street (New York State Route 266) 0.1 miles south of Tonawanda Street (New York State Route 265), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker lies at one of the access points of the Scajaquada Pathway. It is only accessable from the nearby surface street (Niagara Street). The I-190 and Scajaquada Expressway (SR-198) interchange flyover both the neighborhood and Pathway. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Porter Square (approx. mile away); Squaw Island - Divided Island (approx. mile away but has been reported missing); International Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thunder Over the Niagara (approx. half a mile away); Market Square
Wide view of the Old Navy Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 26, 2011
2. Wide view of the Old Navy Yard Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Niagara River and her Ships (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
View of the modern-day Scajaquada Creek channel image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 26, 2011
3. View of the modern-day Scajaquada Creek channel
The Niagara River lies just beyond the bridges. Original the creek turned north toward the river for a larger harbor. The construction of I-190 and the Scajaquada Expressway required the re-routing of the creek.
 
 
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