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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Oswego Canal

June 15, 2015


Mariners are advised that, effective immediately, the Oswego Canal is closed to all southbound vessel traffic.  The Oswego Canal will remain open for northbound vessel traffic clearing the System until 6 pm, when it will be closed to all vessel traffic in both directions.

The Erie Canal is also closed to all vessel traffic between Lock E-23 Brewerton and Lock E-26 Clyde, effective immediately, except that eastbound traffic already enroute to Lock E-23 will be allowed to lock up eastbound to the Oneida Lake level until 6 pm today.

The Cayuga-Seneca Canal remains closed from Lock CS-1 to the Erie Canal junction.

Barring additional rainfall, this section of the Canal System is expected to remain closed for approximately one week to allow water levels to recede and to reposition navigational aids.


Marinas and public docks are listed at and on the canal map at

Features along the Oswego Canal are listed by mileage at

For updates and information, please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit