We started our 400 mile bike ride today with a tour of Buffalo Harbor, the Buffalo River and the Niagara River aboard the Miss Buffalo tour boat. As we pulled out we passed the Chinaman's lighthouse, so named because the top of it looks like a Chinaman's hat. Built in 1833 it still stands today at the entrance to the Buffalo River. After the 2 hour tour we headed out by bike for The Tonawandas and the official start of the Erie Canal.
Stop by for periodic updates as we head east toward Albany throughout the summer.