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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

2023 Navigation Season

January 26, 2023

The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open Friday, May 19, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. for the 199th consecutive season of navigation.

There are no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal system this year.

Additional information about this year’s season, including hours of operation, will be issued in subsequent Notices to Mariners.

The Canal Corporation and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are continuing their collaborative effort to mitigate the potential spread of the round goby, an aquatic invasive species (AIS), to the Lake Champlain Basin. Mariners may learn more about the State’s comprehensive plan and how they may help by visiting here.

The Canal system will close to navigation on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

The Canal Corporation urges all users and stakeholders to register to receive updates through the Notice to Mariners notification program by clicking here.

For general news, please visit or follow the Canal Corporation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation’s Emergency Call Center at 833-538-1042.