BIT Cache
Task Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Nowak Pier No. 7 - OU0586

 Part of Western NY's first BIT/Munzee mini-power trail

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

N 42° 54.402' W 78° 54.159' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 1:00 h   Distance to Travel: b.d.
 Date Hidden: 04 September 2012
 Date Created: 04 September 2012
 Last Modified: 28 September 2012
 Waypoint: OU0586


{{found}} 5 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
4200 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

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Cache Attributes

Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

This BIT cache is along the Nowak Pier in Buffalo, NY, although it's more commonly known among the locals as the Bird Island Pier. But a plaque near the beginning identifies it as being named after Henry J. Nowak, who representated the Buffalo area in the House of Representatives from 1975-1993. Mr. Nowak is 77 years old, as of the date of this cache placement. 

This one has a very specific hint, seeing as it's pretty much below the Peace Bridge, and it messes with GPS signals. When I was replacing the original failed attachment method, which took a few minutes, my GPSr settled down to 16 feet. Use hint if needed.




The Nowak Pier extends about 2 miles, seperating The Niagara River from the Black Rock Canal. However, since August 2011, you can only venture as far as the bottom of the Peace Bridge, which connects Buffalo to Fort Erie Ontario. The pier has been deemed unsafe for pedestrians after this point. Personally, I don't believe it, and many fishermen go around the gate, but I'm not going to place any caches or Munzees beyond that point, which is about 1/2 mile one way walk from the start of the Pier.


So what you are going to find here is 7 BIT caches, and 7 Munzees, staggered, and placed slightly over 300 feet apart. The logging passwords for the BIT's contain random numbers, you'll probably want to write them down, or take a picture of them with your cell phone. You will also have the option to scan the QR code, and log them from the field, although I personally have not had much luck posting logs to OCNA with a mobile web browser, and they end up being blank. Your results may vary. Hints for all BIT's assume walking from the Parking area towards the bridge. Enjoy the walk, it is definitely a unique and scenic location.

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 42° 54.800'
W 78° 54.175'
 Turn off of Niagara Street onto Robert Rich Way to get on the Island. Park here in Broderick Park.  

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 5x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 11 August 2014 Borst68 Found it

TFTC.  All caches are in good shape.

1 30 March 2013 Szuchie Found it

Found this by accident wandering back from the boardwalks end 

3 28 September 2012 Mr.Yuck Comment

Still there, but replaced with the new hiding method, as shown to me by the sticker master GOF. Updating the hint on this one too, seeing as the Peace Bridge interfere's with my GPS big time.

1 17 September 2012 GOF Found it

Out for a morning walk on the wall. Thanks for the fun!

1 08 September 2012 Rayman Found it

So as I started out from the parking lot, some random sketchy guy introduced himself to me and started talking about fishing and whatever other mundane things he could think of. And he kept walking with me for a good 1000 feet or so. Eventually I was finally able to rid myself of my new "friend" while he went down to the water to examine what he thought was a fish. Then after not finding the first few BITs and Munzees, I decided to start from the bridge end and work my way back. Had no troubles finding this one while dodging dog-walking muggles. TFTB and the interesting start to the evening.