Guest Book
Task Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
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Erie Canal Museum - Lockport, N.Y. - OU02B6

 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
 Waypoint: OU02B6


{{found}} 9 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 8 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
6143 Visitors
8 x Rated
Rated as: Good
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Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Historic Site Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

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 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, 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.




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3 04 March 2016 Mr.Yuck Comment

This is basically a test log, since we have just moved to a new web hosting company, but also a reminder the museum is closed for the winter. Nice to see a recent find log, the first one in a couple years.

1 17 November 2015 Fireice production Found it

The team from fire and ice production was here

1 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!

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Guest Book
Guest Book
Low Bridge
Low Bridge

10 20 March 2012 Mr.Yuck Cache ready to search

Cache ready to search. That's a canned comment. I'm going to go ahead and enable this thing. If anyone goes there and finds it closed, you can yell at me then. Even if you did, I'd accept a picture in front of the place. OCNA is not like the caching olympics or anything. :)

1 07 September 2011 sfcchaz Found it

We are in this area on a mini vacation at Niagara Falls. Of course with vacation comes caching. This was the sixth of nine OCUS caches today in the area. Wow, would have never seen this if not for opencaching. As a matter of fact I drove passed it twice. Thanks for showing it to me. TFTC
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz in Guest Book.
sfcchaz in Guest Book.
sfcchaz riding the donkey ;).
sfcchaz riding the donkey ;).