NYS Canal System now open to mariners

The New York State Canal Corporation announced the following opening schedule of the 524-mile Canal system:

Erie Canal

All locks and lift bridges began operating at 7:00 am Friday, May 21, 2021; however, mariners are advised that due to maintenance and construction activities, the Erie Canal between Spencerport and Holley will remain closed until further notice. Updates will be provided as the work progresses.

Mariners are also advised that the navigation pool between Lock E-29 (Palmyra) and Lock E-30 (Macedon) will operate at a reduced depth allowing vessels drafting less than 6 feet to pass until further notice.

Champlain Canal

All locks began operating at 7:00 am Friday, May 21, 2021

Oswego Canal

All locks began operating at 7:00 am Friday, May 21, 2021

Cayuga-Seneca Canal

All locks began operating at 7:00 am Friday, May 21, 2021

For hours of operation along the Canal system, mariners should visit the Canal Corporation’s website.

The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation on October 13, 2021.

The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the “Notice to Mariners” notification program at www.canals.ny.gov.