Champlain Canal Notice to Mariners – Lock C-12 is Open

For the first time all year, boaters can traverse the entire Champlain Canal into Lake Champlain.

Great Loopers take note – this is a viable alternative to the Erie Canal if there are any issues with locks that prevent your passage to Lake Ontario.  Follow Lake Champlain to the Chambly Canal/St. Ours Canal to its junction with the St. Lawrence River.  However, there are travel restrictions on entering Canada from the USA (and vice-versa) during this time. .  If your boat’s clearance permits it, you might be able to follow the Erie Canal to Buffalo and thus avoid issues with border crossings.

The official notice regarding Lock C-12: