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New York State Canal Corporation



May 10, 2022

The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that Erie Canal Lock E-23 in Brewerton will operate daily from 7:15 am to 3:15 pm in order to support the Walleye and Northern Pike fishing season effective immediately.

On Friday May 20, Lock E-23 will commence normal operating hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Friday, May 20, 2022, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2022 navigation season. 

The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation on October 12, 2022.

The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the “Notice to Mariners” notification program at

In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation Emergency Call Center at: (833) 538-1042.

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