For Immediate Release: 03/06/19

ALBANY—The New York State Canal Corporation has announced operating hours at its locks and lift bridges for the 2019 navigation season.

The navigation season on the 524-mile state Canal System begins May 17 and runs through Oct. 16. The standard hours of operation are 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. However, the following locks and lift bridges will stay open until 10 p.m. from May 18-Sept. 12.

  • Lock C-1, Halfmoon
  • Lock E-7, Niskayuna
  • Lock E-8, Rotterdam
  • Lock E-23, Brewerton
  • Lock O-1, Phoenix
  • Lock O-2, Fulton
  • Lock O-3, Fulton
  • Lock O-8, Oswego
  • Lock E-24, Baldwinsville
  • Lock E-32, Pittsford
  • Lock E-33, Henrietta
  • Locks 34-35, Lockport
  • Lock CS-1, Cayuga
  • Locks CS 2-3, Seneca Falls
  • Lock CS-4, Waterloo
  • Lift bridges in Fairport, Spencerport, Adams Basin, Brockport, Albion, Eagle Harbor, Knowlesville, Medina, Middleport, Gasport, Exchange Street—Lockport

Traffic on the Canal System has increased over the last two years after tolls were waived for recreational vessels. The waiver will remain in place through at least 2021. To accommodate more boats on the system, the Canal Corporation will operate the following Erie Canal locks on demand from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. from May 17-Sept. 11:

  • Lock E-25, Mays Point
  • Lock E-26, Clyde
  • Lock 27, Lyons
  • Lock 28B, Newark
  • Lock E-29, Palmyra
  • Lock E-30, Macedon

Locks E-2 through E-6 and Guard Gate #2 in Waterford, along with Locks E-21 in New London and E-22 in Verona will operate on demand from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. from Thursday-Monday and 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 17-Sept. 11.

About the New York State Canal Corporation

New York's canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning 524 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The canals form the backbone of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and connect hundreds of unique and historic communities. In 2019, New York will mark the 200th anniversary of the first trip taken on the Erie Canal, from Rome to Utica.

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Steven Gosset
Media Relations
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