OK, if I'm missing something on all this bickering over whether the Tonawandas or Buffalo should be the Western Terminus of the Erie Canal please tell me. Legislation is on the Governor's desk that would restore Buffalo as the Western Terminus. People in the Tonawandas are very upset about this. I just don't get why it matters. People claim it will impact tourism and hurt investment. How? Do people envision a conversation that goes like this:
"Geez honey, I say let's take the kids on a trip to the Tonawandas this year. Gateway Park is beautiful and the kids can learn some history about the Erie Canal. Oh, wait a minute. The Tonawandas aren't the Western Terminus, it's Buffalo. Well, let's go there instead."
C'mon now, this is foolish. Investing in the waterfront in North Tonawanda is great and worthwhile and the Western Terminus nonsense won't matter a lick.