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Canal Update/ Reopening Schedule

Erie Canal from Lock E-25 to E-27 reopened - Oswego Canal scheduled to reopen Tuesday, July 7- Erie Canal will remain closed from Three Rivers to E-25 for at least another week

Updated Saturday 07/04 at 12:38 PM
Large, unpowered float to transit between Lock C1 & Erie/Champlain Canals Jct. Sat. July 4th afternoon.

Proceed past this float at a "no wake" speed not exceeding 5 mph.

Updated Friday 07/03 at 10:35 PM
Fireworks display over Van Cleef Lake (Cayuga-Seneca Canal) in Seneca Falls on Saturday, July 4th.


Vessels are to proceed at a "No Wake" speed not to exceed 5 MPH.

Updated Wednesday 07/01 at 12:06 PM
Waterford Harbor docks restricted to Steamboat Meet participants from Thurs, 7/2 8am to Sun, 7/5 1pm.

Alternate docking for commercial and pleasure craft will be available between Locks E-2 and E-4 in the Waterford Flight

Updated Wednesday 07/01 at 08:05 AM
Upper Hudson River Dredging Project activities planned for the Week of June 29th.

Barge unloading south of C-8; Barge operations north of C-5, near R "60", and in the land cut north of C-6 (no wake buoys); Dredging near R "48" and R "190"; Backfilling near R "56" and R "62"; and buoys added to aid contractor outside of the channel north of R "56", south of R "60", south of R "62A", and south of R "64".

Updated Monday 06/29 at 09:13 AM

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