Mark Wilson August 10th, 2015
LOCKPORT, NEW YORK (August 10, 2015) — I know, such a cliché image, but you know it had to happen on this trip. This morning Andrej Ernst and I packed up 78 pounds of bryozoan-rich Silurian rocks and mailed them to Kiel, Germany. (Thank you to the kind and patient people at both UPS and the USPS.) We celebrated our success with a trip to Niagara Falls. Above is the view of American Falls from Prospect Point.
I can’t recommend going to Niagara Falls at the height of the season, especially since the parking system seems to be in disarray and run by 14-year-old boys, and the lines are like Disneyland on the Fourth of July. Nevertheless, there is no way I’m going to let the German visitor spend a week in Niagara County and not see the main attraction.
Tomorrow I take Andrej to a Buffalo hotel where he will wait until his flight back home to Germany. I then make the long drive back home to Wooster. A successful end to my 2015 field season. Lots of ideas now for next year!
Please use the tag NY2015 for a link to all the posts on this trip.
For our records, here are the localities visited on this trip —
|GPS #||Location||Latitude, Longitude||Notes|
|112||Caleb’s Quarry||N 43.20092, W 78.46021||Bryozoans in Lewiston E|
|113||Gasport Quarry||N 43.19973, W 78.54436||Lewiston E, Burleigh Hill contact|
|114||Gasport Road||N 43.19144, W 78.57550|
|115||Niagara Rd/Railroad North||N 43.17556, W 78.72086||Top of Lewiston B|
|116||Niagara Rd/Railroad South||N 43.17377, W 78.72364||Top of Lewiston E|
|117||Cherokee Unconformity||N 43.18355, W 78.70266|
|118||Craine Street||N 43.17995, W 78.71020||Gasport Formation, glacially-truncated fossils|
|119||Hickory Corners parking||N 43.18435, W 78.75449||Reynales, Hickory Corners Member; Aeronian|
|120||Niagara Gorge Lewiston B||N 43.14851, W 79.04095||Lewiston B; Sarle Reefs|
|121||Buffalo Creek South||N 42.84728, W 78.60229||Wanakah; Rhipidomella beds|
|122||Buffalo Creek North||N 42.84871, W 78.60202||Wanakah; Pleurodictyum beds|
|123||Bethany Center||N 42.93250, W 78.13408||Centerfield Limestone Member, Ludlowville|
|124||Hickory Corners SR93 site||N 43.18464, W 78.75394||Reynales, Hickory Corners Member; Aeronian|
|Jeddo Creek Tributary||N 43.20175, W 78.47350||Carl’s “washings” locality; top of Lewiston B|