Moored at the Lockport Town Dock 1

Holley to Tonawanda, NY.

Cruised west under many lift bridges and arrived at the last two locks (a double) on the Erie canal at Lockport. We locked through with a local tour boat (we had to wait 10 minutes) and were photographed many times! We moored at the miniscule town dock just above the locks at 1315 hrs and walked into town for lunch at Shamus, an Irish restaurant recommended in Trip Advisor and by the Lockmaster. We checked out the Erie Canal Museum at the lock before casting off at 1510 hrs for Tonawanda on the southern shore. We would have preferred the North Tonawanda town dock, which seemed prettier and more secure, but others had the same idea and there was no room. After a walk around both Tonawandas, we bought groceries at a nearby supermarket and ate on board. As it got dark we were intrigued (and made a little nervous) by two girls on the dock, one of whom seemed high and was behaving very strangely. Eventually they left and we settled in for the night, only to be waked quite severely near midnight.

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