Notice to Mariners
NYS Canal System Opening Update
May 14, 2019
Mariners are advised that about half of the Canal System will open on May 17 at 7 a.m., including the Erie Canal, from Locks E-2 in Waterford to E-7 in Niskayuna, and from Lock 28A in Lyons to Lock 35 in Lockport, as well as the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.
The Erie Canal from locks E-8 in Scotia to E-22 in Rome, and from Lock E-24 in Baldwinsville to Lock E-27 in Lyons, as well as the Oswego and Champlain canals, will have their openings postponed due to heavy rains and snow melt.
Boaters will still be able to access the western end of Oneida Lake from Erie Canal Lock E-23 in Brewerton.
Boaters intending to travel past Lock E-7 will be allowed to leave Waterford but are advised services as well as space at private marinas from Waterford to Scotia is limited. Information on marinas is available at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/boating/marinas.aspx.
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