Things got a lot more Erie

Things got a lot more Erie

07-JUN-2021 Monday  LaSalle Yacht Club, Niagara Falls NY to Presque Isle State Park, Erie PA (87.7 nautical miles  100.9 statute miles)

42°09’25.1″N 80°07’14.0″W
42.156970, -80.120550
Elevation: 571 feet Rise 9 feet
States (2): New York, Pennsylvania

Locks (1):
Black Rock Lock

Along the Way

Beautifully still this morning. Looking at the Grand Island North Bridge.

The sand flies were horrid. Tammy had to protect her coffee cup when she got up to tell us goodbye. I ended up with extra protein in mine. YUK.

A couple of last looks towards Niagara Falls. You can see the mist from the falls.

I got to thinking what DOES Niagara Fall look like on the nautical charts?

I have to admit I was more than a little confused about the geography of Niagara Falls and Buffalo. So I looked it up. Niagara Falls is on Lake Ontario and Buffalo is on Lake Erie. They are connected by the Niagara River which is 36 miles long.

Buffalo NY

We connected up with Looper Alcyone in Black Rock Lock. We had first met them in Everglade City.

Black Rock Lock is a Federal Lock, 650 feet in length and 70 feet wide. There is only one chamber and the total weight of the gate is 480 tons. The lock has been a part of Black Rock since the state of New York built the Erie Canal in 1833.

Wall of Fame. High school sports teams championships are painted on the wall.

Root for the Home Team! Toronto Blue Jays are using the Buffalo Stadium. Yankees will be playing them in Buffalo later this summer. All the seats for the series are are ready sold out. The community is loving it, having MLB in town.  It will be crazy when the Yankees are here. New York really likes their baseball.

International Peace Bridge

Things got a lot more Erie, Lake Erie.

The sand fly problem turned into a biting fly problem after we entered Lake Erie.

Again things got a lot more Erie, Erie PA.

Erie PA is bigger than I thought it was.

Presque Isle State Park

The biting fly problem turned into a mosquito problem after we entered Presque Isle State Park Bay,


We are anchored at the pin in the state park. This the first time we’ve anchored since leaving the Hudson River. It’s great not to have to worry about tides and currents.


As of today, yes dear… has traveled on all of the Great Lakes

By surface area, Lake Erie is the fourth-largest of the Great Lakes, with a surface area of 9,910 square miles. It is the eleventh largest lake in the world if measured in terms of surface area.

By volume Lake Erie is the smallest of the Great Lakes with 116 cubic miles of water.

Lake Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes. The lake’s average depth is 62 feet, while the maximum depth is 210 feet.

Ponder This

Did the guy who coined ‘one hit wonder’ ever come up with any other popular phrases?

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