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New York State Canal Corporation



June 24, 2020


The New York State Canal Corporation announced today that portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. for the 2020 navigation season.

Construction and maintenance activities continue at several locks across the system. The projected opening date for those locations is noted below in bold font.


Canal                                   Lock                     Municipality                     Opening Date                   Hours

Cayuga-Seneca CS-1                      Cayuga                                                 June 26                        7 am – 10 pm

                                                                                                                        September 17             7 am – 5 pm

Cayuga-Seneca CS-2/3                  Seneca Falls                                      August 3                         7 am – 10 pm

                                                                                                                        September 17             7 am – 5 pm

Cayuga-Seneca CS-4                      Waterloo                                           July 3                               7 am – 10 pm

                                                                                                                        September  17             7 am – 5 pm

Vessels arriving at Lock CS-2/3 in Seneca Falls from either direction prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both chambers. 

The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation on October 14, 2020.

The Canal Corporation appreciates the public’s patience during this time and urges all users to register to receive updates through the “Notice to Mariners” notification program at