Traditional
Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Two if by land... - OU027F

 ...more if by sea, er, creek.

Hidden by  GOF

N 43° 02.336' W 78° 49.581' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 09 April 2011
 Date Created: 09 April 2011
 Last Modified: 01 December 2012
 Waypoint: OU027F

 


{{found}} 8 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2640 Visitors
8 x Rated
Rated as: Good
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Kid Friendly Munzee Historic Site 

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Description   EN   

Tonawanda Creek drains a 650 square mile basin along its 90 mile length. It traces a meandering path from Wyoming county eventually discharging into the Niagara River. This section of the creek is the only natural waterway that was used as a part of the Erie Canal which joined the creek south of Lockport. Completed in 1825 the Erie canal carried the bulk of the commerce for the great lakes an points west well into the twentieth century. It was because of the Erie canal that NY City became the major port for the growing United States. Beginning in 1834 the canal was widened to accommodate the ever increasing traffic resulting from the demands of a growing nation. But it wasn't enough. In 1918 the larger New York State Barge Canal was opened and the smaller Erie canal became obsolete.



The cache is accessible either by paddling to it from across the creek or hiking or biking the paved trail. We biked from the parking lot at Ellicott Island Park.

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Log Entries    {{found}} 8x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 15 August 2015 Atmospherium Found it

Found while doing a bit of biking/caching around Ellicott. Thanks!

1 03 April 2013 bigwheel Found it

1st cache find for me on this site.  Dr. Yuck suggested I try it out and I am glad I did.

 

Cache was enjoyable!!  Great spot... nice hide... enjoyed.

Looking forward to s'more.

Thanks!!

Bigwheel

3 09 December 2012 Mr.Yuck Comment

Well, I capped the Munzee the cache owner put inside this cache about a week ago, as it's along a trail that now has about 10 Munzees on it. Sorry to see it hasn't been logged in over a year, this is really an excellent cache. It's in outstanding shape, but I'm sure the cache owner knows that after having been there last week. TFTM, Big guy.

1 01 July 2011 JuniorNimrod Found it

Found (eventually) with DudleyGrunt on our way down to GeoWoodstock.  I  kept telling him it had to be "there", but we just couldn't find it for what seemed like the longest time.

Thanks!

1 01 July 2011 DudleyGrunt Found it

2773.  Took some time searching with JuniorNimrod to come up with this one.  Given the name, I had a couple ideas where it might be.  Did eventually come up with it, though.  Picked up my first GK, but he's in the car, so will have to log him out, tomorrow.

Will definitely have to make another trip up to WNY for all the OCUS (and TC) hides I didn't have time for this weekend.  Hmmm....maybe Labor Day.

Thanks & Happy Trails!