NOTICE TO MARINERS
CANAL SYSTEM UPDATE – HOURS OF OPERATION & LAST DAY OF NAVIGATION
September 14, 2020
The New York State Canal Corporation announced today the following update:
Hours of Operation
Effective Thursday, September 17, 2020, all locks and lift bridges on the Canal system will operate daily between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Last Day of Navigation
The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. All recreational and commercial vessel operators should plan their trips to ensure they exit the system by that time.
The October 14th closure allows Canal Corporation employees and its contractors the ability to begin working on a backlog of maintenance projects that were deferred earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic while the weather is favorable, and will ensure projects will be completed ahead of the 2021 season, which is currently scheduled to begin in May barring any unforeseen circumstances.
The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the “Notice to Mariners” notification program at www.canals.ny.gov.
Updates may also be posted to the Canal Corporation’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.