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Gallagher Beach
Outer Harbor, Buffalo, NY

Most of the outer harbor rim was owned by the city of Buffalo. In 1995, ownership was transferred to the predecessor of the NFTA, the Niagara Frontier Port Authority.

In 1998, freshman Assemblyman Brian Higgins gained funding to improve conditions at Gallagher Beach, a small unimproved tract of land at the tip of the NFTA-owned land. Improvements took place over a two-year period.

Improvements included a boardwalk, a protruding fishing pier, a separate parking and launching area for wind surfers and jet skiers, and wooden docks.

Higgins has proposed that the land be turned over to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and converted into a state park.

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Left background: Downtown Buffalo.
Right background: Tifft Nature Preserve

Gallagher Beach pier


Background: Tifft Farm Nature Preserve

Special thanks to Richard Pyszczek Jr. for his assistance
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