Digging Up Buffalo's Past On The Waterfront

6:29 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - The story of Buffalo's rich history as the terminus of the Erie Canal can be found buried just a few feet under the waterfront.

For the second summer in a row a group of archaeologists from the University of Buffalo are digging up small section of land along Main Street to see what's underneath.

Nathan Moutague, Excavation Director said; "The mission of this effort is not only to excavate the area but to educate the public about the canal and canal life, generate interest in the canal excavation and restoration work, and help people understand the work of archaeologists in general."

The digs will continue through the summer on the following days: June 29, July 3, 13, 17, 27 and 31 and Aug. 7, 10 and 21.

2 On Your Side Photojournalist Dooley O'Rourke visited the site.

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