Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 3 - Explore Lockport, NY - Part I

Stepped out the front door of the motel and a blast furnace hit me in the face. Brutally hot for this northern NY boy! Probably about a 100 or better heat index that day. But went downtown to explore anyway. Lockport is home to Locks 34 and 35 of the Erie Canal. Together they raise and lower boats 50 feet in a very short distance. That's to get up or down from the
Niagara escarpment and up to the level of the Niagara River and Buffalo. Then it would be out to Lake Erie and the west. After learning about the locks and their purpose, we decided we should experience Locks 34 and 35 firsthand on a canal boat cruise.

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