Crews complete construction of replica watchman’s tower

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A replica of an 1880s Life Saving Watchman’s Tower has been erected on the Buffalo Break Wall.

The tower once served as a lookout point to help guide boats into and out of Buffalo Harbor. Organizer’s worked hard to match the original building.

Trustee Kevin McCarthy said, “The design came from our historical photos. We just basically scaled what was out on the site. And were able to determine height and width.”

If you’d like to check out the watchman’s tower for yourself, it’s at the corner of Michigan and South Park Avenues. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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