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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Dates & Hours of Operation – 2018 Navigation Season

January 31, 2018


Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, the Eastern Erie Canal (Locks E-2 Waterford through E-23 Brewerton) will be opened on Tuesday May 15th at 10:00 a.m.

The rest of the New York State Canal System (Champlain Canal, Western Erie Canal, Oswego Canal, and Cayuga-Seneca Canal) will be opened on Friday, May 18th at 7:00 a.m. – conditions permitting.

The entire New York State Canal System will close for the season on Wednesday, October 10th at 5 p.m.

The standard hours of operation for the 2018 season are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the following locks and lift bridges having extended hours until 10 p.m. from May 18th to September 12th

  • Lock C-1, Halfmoon

  • Lock E-7, Niskayuna

  • Lock E-23, Brewerton

  • Lock O-1, Phoenix

  • Lock O-2, Fulton

  • Lock O-3, Fulton

  • 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 structures listed above, Locks E-2 through E-6 and Guard Gate #2 in the Waterford Flight will operate on demand from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Thursday through Monday from May 18th to September 12th.  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 operations, some delays may be experienced during certain periods in the Waterford Flight.

    Vessels are required to arrive at a lock at least 15 minutes prior to closing to ensure being locked through, and at a lift bridge at least 5 minutes prior to ensure an opening. 

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