National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom[left panel] Broderick Park Welcome to Broderick Park, a waterfront park of the City of Buffalo! Broderick Park is significant as the site of the Black Rock Ferry, a historic crossing point between the United States and Canada for over 120 years. It is also a documented site of the Underground Railroad from the decades before the Civil War and is listed in the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Background: Detail of the ferry wharf and customs house with the Frontier Mills beyond. Huntress (1880, Propeller). Source: C. Patrick Labadie Collection / Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena, MI. [right panel] Distinctive River Ecosystems. The Niagara River is a strait which connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and is the outlet for four of the five Great Lakes. the Great Lakes Systems contain approximately 20% or one-fifth of the world's fresh water. The 37 mile-long river is divided into two distinct ecosystems by Niagara Falls, the monumental waterfall over the ancient Niagara Escarpment. Historically, the Upper Niagara in the vicinity of Black Rock was lined by marshes that provided feeding, breeding and resting areas for an abundant array of resident and migrating animals. It continues to be a world class habitat for migrating birds today.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 671179 N 4753477|
|Decimal Degrees||42.91471667, -78.90278333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 54.883', W 78° 54.167'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 54' 52.98" N, 78° 54' 10.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Robert Rich Way, Buffalo NY 14213, US|
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