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  1. Julia
    July 17, 2018 @ 8:49 am

    Interesting about how Lockport handles the lock situation. We have new pedestrian bridges in Jamestown and a member of our Riverfront Management Council suggested maybe making a place for people to put locks, as an attraction. From a Parks Management standpoint, I know it could create a burden on our already way overburdened staff to take care of/remove/etc. but I can see the attraction of allowing people to do it.

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  2. Andy Graupman
    July 18, 2018 @ 7:45 am

    I’ve always just considered Lockport famous for its connection to the Erie Canal, but it’s great to see them branching out to something a bit more modern while still retaining that connection to the past. It’d be interesting to see if they really embrace the idea of all things lock-related and what else they can do to foster tourism. Neat stuff, though. And, to be honest, probably more marketable than a gum tree; yuck!

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  3. Paul D (West Seneca)
    October 8, 2019 @ 8:43 pm

    About five years ago, my wife and I decided to paint a lock and put it on the Pine St bridge. So I went to the store, bought an unusual shaped lock, brought it home and painted it so it would stand out. I painted my name, my wife’s name and the names of our two sons on the lock. On our next trip to Becker Farms we stopped for ice cream at Lake Effect Creamery and attached the lock to the fence. To my dismay the odd shaped lock I bought would not fit through the links of the fence, so I had to attach it along the top edge of the fence. Over the past several years each time we were in the area, we would stop for ice cream and visit our lock. This past Saturday (10/5/2019) my wife and I were in the area and decided to stop for ice cream and pay a visit. We were shocked when the locks were all gone. While sitting eating ice cream we searched for why the locks were removed and eventually came across this article. Reading through it we were a bit upset when we realized that our lock may be gone forever. About halfway through the article……there it was! It must have stood out, because the picture of the round green lock with LOGAN & CARTER on the face of the lock was the lock I painted and attached to the fence. It stood out and can be seen by everyone who reads this article. I found out that the removed locks can be picked up at the Lockport DOT, and I plan on making the trip to pick ours up (and having a bowl of ice cream). I also plan on attaching another lock to the fence in the near future.

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