The Ruins at Canalside

The Ruins at Canalside (HM2LJO)

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N 42° 52.642', W 78° 52.739'

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Drinking in 19th Century Buffalo

The Ruins at Canalside. Drinking in 19th Century Buffalo. The authentic remnant of Canal District commerce known now as the Ruins at Canalside, was home to a prominent Commercial Slip building that saw multiple uses in the mid-19th Century as the manufactory of distiller Henry T. Gillet. Gillet's distillery, later Gillet & Sons, produced high wines and rectified spirits, historic terms for high-alcohol products of the early staged of distillation - as well as brandies, bourbons, old ryes, and gin. William Watson had a liquor store upstairs, which minimized the cost of hauling to save time and money. Gillet's wine and spirits were used locally, especially in the hard-drinking Canal District, and for the canal trade. Americans drank a lot in those days, and drinking was common among the people living and working in Buffalo's Canal District.
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Date Added Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 673226 N 4749378
Decimal Degrees42.87736667, -78.87898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.642', W 78° 52.739'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 38.52" N, 78° 52' 44.34" W
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