Safe Boating Tip # 12 – Safest Route to Templeton Landing

Your Safest Route to Templeton Landing

1. Black Rock Locks –  The safest.  This is the official channel.  (716) 879-4403 7am-11pm, (716) 879-4410

downbound (river) craft on the hour and upbound (lake) craft on the half-hour

19 May – 21 Sep 2013  7am-11pm m-f
19 May – 21 Sep 2013 11am-11pm S&S

Black Rock Lock, Buffalo, New York – Contact & Times & Schedule
http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Portals/45/docs/BlackRockLock/BRL-Hours-Jan-2013.pdf

Black Rock Lock, Buffalo, New York – Locking Through Instructions
http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/BlackRockLock/LockingThrough.aspx

2. Around Crib Light House – Next best choice on a calm day.

Go through the Peace Bride, 3rd arch from the right on Canadian side, continue through buoy
EU8, EU7, EU6, EU4, take left around Crib Light House and come back towards Buffalo
Waterworks  building (right of BYC)/Black Rock Canal and stay left of Horse Shoe Reef/North
Breakwater, should be in 10-17 ft water

Buffalo Intake Crib, NY
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=299

Horseshoe Reef Lighthouse
http://www.us-lighthouses.com/displaypage.php?LightID=103

3. Shortcut Around Buoy EU7 Green – The riskiest –  See Chart 14833 before attempting or follow a Coast Guard boat.

Go through the Peace Bride, 3rd arch from the right on Canadian side, continue through buoy EU8, take left around EU7, continue to Erie Basin Observation Tower, stay left of Horse Shoe Reef/North Breakwater, should be in 7-10 ft water

Chart 14833 Buffalo Harbor, New York
http://www.oceangrafix.com/chart/zoom?chart=14833

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