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

Underground Railroad River Crossing

 
 
Underground Railroad River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 18, 2016
1. Underground Railroad River Crossing Marker
Inscription.  From this site and from other places along the Niagara River escaping slaves were conducted across the boundary from the United States to freedom in Canada.
 
Erected 1996 by Harriet Tubman 300's Club, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 54.908′ N, 78° 54.174′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Robert Rich Way and Ferry Street Bridge, on the right when traveling south on Robert Rich Way. Marker is on Unity Island (nee Squaw Island) on the south part of the Island in Broderick Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. International Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Industrial Powerhouse (a few steps from this marker); West Ferry Street Bascule Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Rock Harbor / From Plantation to Promised Land
Marker at Ferry Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 18, 2016
2. Marker at Ferry Street Bridge
Access to the marker from Niagara Street (NY Route 266) is over the Ferry Street Bridge, spanning the Black Rock Channel.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Broderick Park / Distinctive River Ecosystems (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrowing Journey (within shouting distance of this marker); Nowak Pier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peter B. Porter (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
 
Marker & Niagara River Towards Canada image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 18, 2016
3. Marker & Niagara River Towards Canada
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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