Buffalo Yacht Club framed print - $275 (Buffalo)

Erie near Lakefront
condition: like new
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Dr. Lalli, "Buffalo, My City" collection. Litho of original Watercolor - Buffalo Yacht Club
Limited Edition 236 of 550 - signed by the artist
Professionally framed in pristine condition


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This painting captures the Buffalo Yacht Club as seen from the Buffalo Basin with the Peace Bridge in the
distance. After the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, Buffalo grew rapidly. Commerce mushroomed and many enterprising individuals arrived in the city from the East. With them came various leisure pursuits including
the sport of yachting, which took advantage of Buffalo's natural lake-front location. On August 10, 1860, the Buffalo Yacht Club was formed with John S. Newkirk as first commodore. On August 22nd of that year, the first regatta was organized, a tradition carried on to the present time. The first dock facility of the fledgling club was at the Union Elevator property at the foot of Erie Street on the Erie Basin. In 1864 the first of six clubhouses built over the years was erected. Several were located on the Bird Island Pier. By 1893, a new clubhouse, set on piles, was built at the foot of Porter Avenue opposite the new Colonel Ward Pumping Station. The clubhouse was later relocated to its present site, just northwest of the
1893 location. In 1901 Buffalo prepared for the Pan-American Exposition and moorings were made available at the Buffalo Yacht Club for visiting yachtsmen. Regattas, complete with prizes, were set up throughout the sum- mer months and the clubhouse bustled with activity. In 1913, the Yacht Club hosted Commodore Perry's flag- ship Niagara during the Oliver Hazard Perry Centennial celebrations and thousands of area citizens visited
the ship daily. Perry is honored with a bronze statue located at nearby Front Park. A disastrous fire partially destroyed the clubhouse on November 13, 1951, but club members responded and the building was soon rebuilt. In addition to this fine facility, the Buffalo Yacht Club also has a retreat at Point Abino in Canada, not far from that of the Buffalo Canoe Club and just around the bay from Crystal Beach, the former daily destination of the Canadiana, affectionately called the "Crystal Beach Boat."

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