Old Canal Powerhouse converted to a Museum
Hidden by Mr.Yuck
N 43° 10.290' W 78° 41.537' (WGS84)
Coordinates in Other Systems
Location: United States > New York
Cache Type: Guest Book
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Time: 0:25 h Distance to Travel: 0.20 mi
Date Hidden: 31 May 2011
Date Created: 01 June 2011
Last Modified: 06 March 2016
Back by popular demand, a Guestbook Cache with this classic photo opportunity:
This is a GUESTBOOK CACHE at the Erie Canal Museum in Lockport. The Erie Canal Museum is a small one, housed in an old Powerhouse at the base of lock # 34 on the Erie Canal. Lock # 34 and it's partner, lock # 35 (which is the last lock on the canal) raise or lower boats approximately 50 feet at the Niagara Escarpment at Lockport. This museum contains several displays and interesting artifacts from the canal and the Locks at Lockport, and from what I hear, it is usually unattended.
While visiting this historic area, I highly recommend the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride only about half of this 75 or so minute tour is in the cave, and you will tour, and receive plenty of information on Locks #34 and #35, the "flight of five" 1800's era limestone locks still in use as a spillway for the modern locks, as well as touring the man-made cave, which is an 1800's era hydraulic tunnel
I'm sure no one is going to cheat on this thing, but the cache owner would like to see either a picture of your guestbook entry, a picture of you standing in front of the guestbook stand, or a picture of your arm holding your GPSr in front of the guestbook stand. People who use their phone as their GPS, just figure something out. And why not, while you're at it, humiliate yourself by sticking your head through the whole, and ride the Donkey, like I did in the very first log entry?
Not handicap accessable! Whether you approach from the North or South, there are a flight of 5 or 6 very high (I'd guess 18"-24") steps to get down to the Museum. Approaching from the North, you will have to negotiate the Niagara Escarpment via steps and an inclined paved path. You can avoid the escarpment by approaching from the South, but you'll still have to deal with the concrete steps.
Seasonal Considerations! This small Museum has no website. But Niagara-USA.com says it is open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM from May to October. The Lockport Cave tour guide tells me it's open year-round those hours. I tend to believe Niagara-USA.com, so we will see what happens there, as the cache was submitted early in the tourist season. It may very well be accessable only 6 months out of the year, and will be disabled the other 6.
04 March 2016 Mr.Yuck Comment
17 November 2015 Fireice production Found it
13 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it
3408. Enjoyed my visit to the locks and even got to see on open and the tourist boat go thru. Had the museum to myself at first. Got pic of GPS with the guest book and a shot of myself on the donkey.
Lots of stairs!
Thanks and Happy Trails!
20 March 2012 Mr.Yuck Cache ready to search
07 September 2011 sfcchaz Found it