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Bethlehem Steel, Lackawanna, NY, 1950's before the BOF Shop was built and all 3 open hearths were standing. The Lake is to the top and the South Entrance to Buffalo Harbor is to the right.

Lackawanna Slip looking East, 1950's, showing rare stocking conveyers on Hulett boat unloaders. The sliding transfer table can be seen to the left of the ore dock. Does anyone have any idea on the ID of the 2 boats?

Further South down Rt. 5.

Looking down the Lackawanna Ship Canal/Bethlehem Slip from the head end toward the lake, 1950's.The Hulett transfer table (for moving them away from the face of the dock to allow the Ore Bridge Cranes to pass) can clearly be seen to the top of the picture.

Original type Hulett unloaders help dig Lackawanna Canal at Bethlehem Steel 06-23-03

Dredger near South East end of Lacakwanna Canal ore docks-1950's.

Pouring ingots, Open Hearth #3, 1950's.

Dropping payloaders onto deck of Steamer Steelton at Lackawanna Ore Dock, 1960's.

Looking out Bethlehem Slip from South end.

Mid 50's environmentalists at work? Sign seen on West end of Lackawanna Canal from the South part of the Outer Harbor looking towards the plant. Cough,Cough.

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The Little Steel Mill That Could. This is a 1960's view of Republic Steel on the upper Buffalo River. From left to right you can see the N&W/Buffalo Creek RR bridges, the ore dock, the DL&W bridge, and South Park Ave. Bridge. This mill had 2 blast furnaces, an open hearth, and featured an "Articulated Bar Mill". The site was so cramped that the bar mill's production line "Turned the Corner" where it switched directions. They spent millions relining a blast furncae without ever firing one heat of steel before tearing the whole thing down.

Number 33 on this map is the Republic Plant. The Lake is to the bottom.

Republic Steel looking North East with ore boat docked in basin.

Hanna Furnace on the Union Ship Canal-1970's. This was originally the Goodyear Slip, dug back in the early 1900's. The slip fed the Penn. Rail Road ore docks and the Buffalo & Susquehanna Iron Co. This shot was taken from the North side of the Canal, under the Father Baker Bridge looking South East, near #10 on the map to the right.

Union Canal is at the bottom of the map with the Outer Harbor South Entrance to the left. #23 is Hanna Furnace.

A small slice of Buffalo's massive industrial might from the late 40's. The Union Canal is to the left and the Lackawanna Canal to the right. There are 8 ships in this photo. These days you're lucky if you get more than one in town on the same day.

Crash , Boom, Bang! The Tewksberry and Shiras broke free from their upstream moorings during a flood and wiped out the Michigan St. Bridge in Jan. of 1959. Merton E Farr is at the bottom of the photo.Taken from building #10 on the map to the right (GLF/Agway Elevator).

Buffalo River, City Ship Canal (Buffalo/Blackwell Canal), and Outer Harbor.

Paul H Carnahan being converted to a laker at Buffalo Dry Docks in the 1950's. This is # 13 in the center of the map to the left.

Oh my! Looking down the City Ship Canal towards downtown. Buffalo Dry Dock is to the right, along the river.Everytime I see this photo I start to drool and wish I had a time machine to go back in time and see this! As far as I can tell, there are 17 boats in this photo, so that would equal about 8,000 rolls of film.......right?????

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