Study could bring Great Lakes Cruises to Buffalo

Viking Octanis  is pictured here transiting the Welland Canal, a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway connecting Lake Ontario and Lake ErieIt’s been talked about for a couple of months, but some progress is starting to be made on bringing Great Lakes cruise ships to Buffalo.

New York state is looking at the possibility, which would bring tourists into the city and up to nearby Niagara Falls.

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation held a public meeting sharing details on a study underway to look at the logistics, costs and potential economic benefits of having cruises come to Buffalo. An outside firm is reviewing what other cities on the Great Lakes have done, places like Cleveland, Milwaukee, Duluth and Minnesota.

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