Notice to Mariners
Erie, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca Canals
June 18, 2015
Mariners are advised that, barring additional rainfall, conditions will likely permit the reopening of the Oswego Canal, and the Erie Canal between Lock E-23 (Brewerton) and the Oswego Canal Junction at Three Rivers, on Wednesday, June 24th. At that time, navigation between the Hudson River and Lake Ontario would be restored.
The Erie Canal from the Oswego Canal Junction at Three Rivers through and including Lock E-24 (Baldwinsville) and Lock E-25 (Mays Point), along with the Cayuga-Seneca Canal between Lock CS-1 (Aurelius) and the Erie Canal Junction will likely remain closed to navigation at least through the end of next week. It is possible that the Erie Canal between Lock E-25 (Mays Point) and Lock E-27 (Lyons) could reopen sooner if conditions allow.
All sections of the Canal System will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so. After water levels recede, crews need to reposition navigational aids, clear debris, and ensure conditions are safe for recreational and commercial navigation. With water levels already elevated in these sections of the Canal System, any additional rainfall could further delay reopening.
For updates and information, please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit Canals.NY.gov.