This wooden sculpture of an American Indian
was created by Peter Toth of Akron, Ohio. In
two months time during the summer of 1973.
It was carved from the lower trunk of a
dead elm tree located near the corner of
Fifth St.and Park Ave. Upon . . . — — Map (db m162035) HM
A Safe Place to Rest The sheltered waters of Dunkirk Harbor provide a place where water birds and waterfowl can escape strong winds blowing across the open waters of Lake Erie. Gulls, terns, cormorants and other water birds shelter, loaf, and feed . . . — — Map (db m84382) HM
The people of the City of Dunkirk in memory of those who gave their last full measure of devotion
1941 — World War II — 1945
1950 Korea 1955
1964 Vietnam 1975
[Names . . . — — Map (db m132171) WM
Dedicated to Corporal Cyrus W. James 9th New York Cavalry Company G Enlisted at Dunkirk, NY September 26, 1861 at age 22 Killed July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA, and was the first Union Soldier to succumb in that great battle. His body rests . . . — — Map (db m118924) WM
It was on this corner, November 27, 1946 that citizens of Dunkirk, New York, together with French officials and guests, viewed a parade of $75,000 worth of gifts and goods to be sent to Dunkerque, France after the destruction of that city in World . . . — — Map (db m132168) HM
Resting on the Lake Bottom. Beneath the waters before you lies a graveyard of shipwrecks from two centuries. Surprise storms, unchartered shallows, and lack of navigation aids are a few reasons for the wrecks. More and more people are learning to . . . — — Map (db m84415) HM
Large Anchor from the Anabelle Wilson which sank off Dunkirk Lighthouse on Nov. 1913. Raised by divers: Tom, Dave and Tim McDonald and Rick Lucas on Sept. 5, 1990 and donated to the museum — — Map (db m84357) HM
The Naetzker family lived and worked here for 96 years 1873-1968.
Julius Polinski settled here and moved a small store to the front of the house for a saloon. He died in 1886 and his son-in-law, Oscar Naetzker, took over the saloon. There . . . — — Map (db m132169) HM
On this site, May 15, 1851, in Dunkirk, New York, the first train on the New York and Erie Railroad arrived to link the Atlantic Seaboard with the Great Lakes.
From Piermont on the Hudson, the train carried President Millard Fillmore, Secretary . . . — — Map (db m197761) HM
On September 26, 1812 and from this site, some of the first shots of the War of 1812 were fired by local militia at armed soldiers from the British schooner Lady Provost. When a small boat carrying the soldiers from the British ship was sighted . . . — — Map (db m117515) HM
Established in 1789, the U.S. Lighthouse Service maintained lighthouses and a district headquarters in Buffalo until it was absorbed by the Coast Guard in 1939. Tenth District, long under the command of District Lighthouse Superintendent Roscoe . . . — — Map (db m84334) HM