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Last weekend Kate and Brian took a tour of the Lockport Caves with me. The tour was $13 for adults and 75 minutes long {tours run multiple times during the day}. It was a walking tour that went to the Lockport Canals before heading to the caves. It was a nice a morning learning about what the canals were used for in the mid 1800’s to 1900’s. It was also nice to see out-of-towners on the tour with us. Below are some photos and fun facts I took away from it.

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{Kate and Brian learning more about the canals}

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{Inside the caves}

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{Canal way}

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Fun facts:

These are man made caves
The canal is 363 miles long
Lockport has Locks 35 and 34
It took from 1817-1825 to complete
Powered by gravity and is an active spill way
Holly Manufacturing Factory – Birsell Holly invented the fire hydrant {First company powered by the caves 10 stories high and 3 city blocks long}
Richmond Factory was the 2nd building built off the canal

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