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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Oswego Canal – Hours of Operation

June 15, 2022


 Mariners are advised that effective Friday, June 17, 2022, Oswego Canal Lock O-5 (Minetto), Lock O-6 (Oswego), and Lock O-7 (Oswego) will operate on demand until 10:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each week until Sunday, September 11, 2022. Locks O-5, O-6, and O-7 will also operate on demand until 10:00 pm on Monday, July 4, 2022, and Monday, September 5, 2022.

Mariners may now transit the entire Oswego Canal between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm each weekend. Additional information regarding specific hours at all Canal system locks may be found here.   

Boaters requesting passage along the Oswego Canal should use Marine Radio Band 13 as lock operators will be covering multiple locations. If unable to reach lock operators via marine radio, please attempt communication via the phone numbers to Locks O-6, O-7, and/or O-8.

Charts showing the affected areas can be found at and                                                                       

Features along the Oswego Canal are listed by mileage at 

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

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