Notice to Mariners
Champlain Canal – Fort Edward and Smith’s Basin
October 3, 2022
The Canal Corporation today announced that Champlain Canal Locks C-7 in Fort Edward and Lock C-9 in Smith’s Basin will operate on scheduled locking operations for all northbound and southbound recreational traffic for the remainder of the navigation season, to maintain water levels between these locks. Present water levels in this area of the Champlain Canal are approximately 1.5 feet below normal. Lock C-7 and Lock C-9 will operate 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily. Lock C-8 in Fort Edward will accommodate group lockings when the last vessel arrives from the north or southbound direction.
Boaters should plan itineraries accordingly.
Charts showing the affected area can be found at
Features on the Champlain Canal are listed by mileage at
The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. All vessel operators should plan their trips to ensure they exit the system by that time. For more information, please click here.
In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation Emergency Call Center at: (833) 538-1042.
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