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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Oswego Canal – Fulton/Minetto/Oswego

July 14, 2023


Mariners are advised of a Paddlefest occurring on the Oswego Canal downstream (north) of Lock O-3 in Fulton through Lock O-8 in Oswego on Saturday, July 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Approximately 400 to 500 kayaks and canoes will be participating. 

Boaters should reduce speed, stop all forward motion and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when transiting the event and under no circumstances shall any vessel exceed 5 MPH. Law enforcement will be present.

Details about the event can be found at oswego paddlefest 2023 - Search (

Features along the Oswego canal are listed by mileage at

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