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  • C.A.R.E. donates sign describing Lock 17, Moss Island

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  • LITTLE FALLS — The members of Citizen Advocates for Revitalization Efforts have designed an interpretive sign describing the natural and manmade marvels found at Lock 17 and on Moss Island.
    It is hoped the new sign will encourage tourists traveling on the recreational trail to stop and explore the area.
    Moss Island forms the north side of Lock 17, the highest lift lock on the Erie Canal and is home to a variety of mosses and lichens, as well as ancient geological potholes carved when the area held back an inland sea. Water poured over the land mass in a waterfall that carved out today’s potholes on the north side of the island.
    Moss Island is also home to ow-altitude rock climbing and good weather often finds seasoned and novice rock climbers enjoying the recreational challenge.
    C.A.R.E. donated the sign designed to compliment the one erected at Blue Waters Bird Watching Site last year. The sign was manufactured and installed by Robert Critser of CAD Designs, Herkimer.
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