This is what visitors to Erie Basin Marina in downtown Buffalo would have seen back in the late 19th or early 20th century. A three-masted schooner is docked at the Lackawanna Railroad's coal dock waiting to be loaded (or unloaded). Right where this dock was located is the turn-around loop for pedestrians and motorists who use the marina as a recreation facility. The look-out "light house" is situated right where the coal dock ends.
You can still make out remnants of the facility. Huge steel "staples" are driven into the rocks which helped to add support for the dock's foundation and a few of the enormous iron rope anchors are still mounted to the rocks as well. The dock ran the entire length of the present day marina right from the foot of Main Street where the Lackawana Railroad's passenger station was located.