The rich history of the Buffalo waterfront area now known as Canalside will be discussed by author and journalist Mike Vogel, during an upcoming meeting of the Swiftwater Sail and Power Squadron.

The session will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in VFW Frontiersman Post 7545, 110 Elgin St., Tonawanda.

Vogel’s presentation will be based on the book, “America’s Crossroads: Buffalo’s Canal Street/Dante Place,” which he wrote with Edward J. Patton and Paul F. Redding.

Vogel is a former editorial page editor of The Buffalo News and a historian who has written books about Western New York subjects, including Niagara Falls and the Buffalo harbor.

The event is open to the public.