16 Jul '17, 2am

One city official described the arrivals as "instant urban renewal"

One city official described the arrivals as "instant urban renewal"

Two decommissioned Navy ships, towed by tugboats, arrived at a desolate stretch of downtown Buffalo's waterfront 40 years ago this summer. One city official described the arrivals as "instant urban renewal." The remark proved prophetic. The USS The Sullivans and the even bigger USS Little Rock were intended as memorials on an empty waterfront. They are currently major destination points that contributed to the waterfront's rebirth. Hundreds of couples have married aboard them. Veterans celebrate reunions. Business groups hold parties. There are even weekend scouting camp outs aboard the vessels. And Saturday morning, the 19 volunteers who served as the crew members who delivered the ships to Buffalo in the summer of 1977 will be honored. Most of those 19 volunteers have died, but not all who made the park possible are gone. "We still have people like Anthony LoRusso, who i...

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