New study explores possibility of Buffalo as port for Great Lakes cruises
Buffalo’s waterfront has seen a transformation over the past decade or so — bustling with people at Canalside and the revamped Outer Harbor.
Boats on Lake Erie and the Buffalo River are a common sight. But now, there’s a study happening to see if the city could become a port for cruise ships on the Great Lakes.
“Everything that’s already happening now I think will be attractive to bringing, welcoming and keeping that cruise business,” said Scott Lagueux, Waterfront Planning Director with the firm Moffat & Nichol, which is conducting the study for Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.
They’re looking at the logistics, necessary infrastructure, costs, passenger demand and potential economic benefits of bringing cruise ships to Buffalo.