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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

2020 Navigation Season

January 31, 2020

 

Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Friday, May 15, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2020 navigation season.  There will be no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal System in 2020. 

The hours of operation for the 2020 season are as follows:

  • May 15 to October 14: 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 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from May 15 to September 16:

  • Lock C-1, Waterford

  • Lock E-7, Vischer Ferry

  • Lock E-8, Scotia

  • Lock E-23, Brewerton

  • Lock O-1, Phoenix

  • Lock O-2, Fulton

  • Lock O-3, Fulton

  • Lock O-8, Oswego

  • 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

  • Holley Lift Bridge

  • Hulberton Lift Bridge

  • Ingersoll Street Lift Bridge, Albion

  • Main Street Lift Bridge, Albion

  • Eagle Harbor Lift Bridge

  • Knowlesville Lift Bridge

  • Medina Lift Bridge

  • Middleport Lift Bridge

  • Gasport Lift Bridge

  • 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 schedule listed above, the following locks and lift bridges will operate on demand from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from May 15 to September 16:

  • Lock E-25, May’s Point

  • Lock E-26, Clyde

  • Lock E-27, Lyons

  • Lock E-28A, Lyons

  • Lock E-28B, Newark

  • Lock E-29, Palmyra

  • Lock E-30, Macedon

    In addition to the structures listed above, Locks E-2 through E-6 and Guard Gate #2 in the Waterford Flight as well as Locks E-21 and E-22 will operate on demand from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Thursday through Monday from May 15 to September 16.  During the same period, the hours of operation for the Waterford Flight will be 7:00 am to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Due to roving operators, some delays may be experienced during certain periods in the Waterford Flight. 

    Vessels arriving at the Waterford Flight from either direction prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through the entire Flight.

    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.

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