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Readers: Share your memories of Crystal Beach

The glow of the lights at the Hall’s sucker stand as you approached the gate, eyeing the canister containing your favorite flavor. The towering yellow beams of the Giant Coaster calling your name to take a ride.

Riding Laff in the Dark with your parents frightfully for the first time, not knowing what to expect. The sweet smell of sugar waffles as you rode the carousel.

Playing Skee Ball in the Arcade. Taking the Americana or Canadiana to dance in the Grand Ballroom. Feeding your garbage to Leo, the hungry lion.

And that monumental day in your life when you finally met the height requirement to take on the mighty Comet rollercoaster.

In 1989, Crystal Beach amusement park closed its gates after 100 years.

Be it the amusement park or the beach itself, many Western New Yorkers have fond memories of Crystal Beach in Fort Erie, Ont.

The News is searching for photographs and memories from our readers for an upcoming photo project.

So dig through your old photos or slides and share some nostalgia with us. To submit photos, email

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