Notice to Mariners
2015 Navigation Season
April 21, 2015
Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2015 navigation season.
The hours of operation for the 2015 season are as follows:
- May 8 to June 3: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- June 4 to September 9: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- September 10 to November 18: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In addition to the schedule listed above, the following locks and lift bridges will operate on demand from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm from June 4 to September 9:
- Lock C-1, Halfmoon
- Lock E-7, Niskayuna
- Lock E-23, Brewerton
- Lock O-1, Phoenix
- Lock E-24, Baldwinsville
- Main Street Lift Bridge, Fairport
- Lock E-32, Pittsford
- Lock E-33, Henrietta
- Spencerport Lift Bridge
- Adams Basin Lift Bridge
- Park Avenue Lift Bridge, Brockport
- Main Street Lift Bridge, Brockport
- Exchange Street Lift Bridge, Lockport
- Lock E-34/35, Lockport
- Lock CS-1, Cayuga
- Lock CS-2/3, Seneca Falls
- Lock CS-4, Waterloo
In addition to the structures listed above, the following lift bridges will operate on demand from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and will also offer scheduled lifts at the times noted below from June 4 to September 9 as follows:
- Medina Lift Bridge – 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm
- Middleport Lift Bridge – 7:10 pm, 8:50 pm
- Gasport Lift Bridge – 7:50 pm, 8:10 pm
Vessels will be admitted through structures if arriving prior to scheduled closing. Vessels arriving at Lock CS-2/3 in Seneca Falls or Lock E-34/35 in Lockport from either direction prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both chambers. Vessels arriving westbound at Lock E-21 in New London or arriving eastbound at Lock E-22 in Verona prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both locks. Vessels arriving southbound at Lock C-4 in Stillwater or arriving northbound at Lock C-3 in Mechanicville prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both locks. Vessels arriving at the Waterford Flight from either direction prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through the entire Flight.
24-hour service is available to commercial vessels such as tour boats, tugboats, charter boats, cruise ships, and hire-boats operating on the Canal System. Registered commercial operators should call (518) 471-5014 during regular business hours and (518) 461-0942 after hours to make arrangements for lock and lift bridge service outside of the Canal’s regular operating schedule. Requests for this service must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
For updates and information, please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit canals.ny.gov.