Notice to Mariners
New York State Canal System
June 26, 2015
Mariners are advised that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that there will be no charge for recreational vessels traveling through locks and lift bridges on the NYS Canal System on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. This "free weekend" of boating on New York's Canals is being held in conjunction with New York State's Free Fishing Weekend.
Holders of 10-day and 2-day passes already issued will be credited these days, and passes will be extended for 2 days. Travelers on the Canal this weekend only will not have to purchase a pass at all.
The Canal Corporation encourages everyone to navigate with caution and have a safe and enjoyable boating experience this weekend.
A map showing boat launch access to the New York State Canal System, along with nearby New York State Thruway Exits, can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/maps/index.html?layer=ramp,interchanges.
For updates and information, please visit Canals.NY.gov or call 1-800-4CANAL4.