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Destinations

This site is about boating in upstate NY. From the western part of the state to the Hudson River it’s all about the locations where we boat. We want to hear from you about your favorite boating destinations. Is it a town, or a great place to raft up? We want you to share your stories or ideas. Do you know of an event that we should report on, let us know.

May 28 2016

The hours of operation for the remainder of the 2016 season are as follows:

May 26 to September 7: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

September 8 to November 20: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In addition to the schedule listed above, the following locks and lift bridges will operate on demand from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from May 26 to September 7:

  •          Lock C-1, Halfmoon
  •          Lock E-7, Niskayuna
  •          Lock E-23, Brewerton
  •          Lock O-1, Phoenix
  •          Lock O-2, Fulton
  •          Lock O-3, Fulton
  •          Lock E-24, Baldwinsville
  •          Main Street Lift Bridge, Fairport
  •          Lock E-32, Pittsford
  •          Lock E-33, Henrietta
  •          Spencerport Lift Bridge
  •          Adams Basin Lift Bridge
  •          Park Avenue Lift Bridge, Brockport
  •          Main Street Lift Bridge, Brockport
  •          Holley Lift Bridge
  •          Hulberton Lift Bridge
  •          Ingersoll Street Lift Bridge, Albion
  •          Main Street Lift Bridge, Albion
  •          Eagle Harbor Lift Bridge
  •          Knowlesville Lift Bridge
  •          Medina Lift Bridge
  •          Middleport Lift Bridge
  •          Gasport Lift Bridge
  •          Exchange Street Lift Bridge, Lockport
  •          Lock E-34/35, Lockport
  •          Lock CS-1, Cayuga
  •          Lock CS-2/3, Seneca Falls
  •          Lock CS-4, Waterloo

In addition to the structures listed above, Locks E-2 through E-6 and Guard Gate #2 in the Waterford Flight will operate on demand from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Thursday through Monday from May 26 to September 7.  During the same period, the hours of operation for the Waterford Flight will be 7:00 am to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Due to roving operations, some delays may be experienced before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. in the Waterford Flight.

Vessels will be admitted through structures if arriving prior to scheduled closing.  Vessels arriving at Lock CS-2/3 in Seneca Falls or Lock E-34/35 in Lockport from either direction prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both chambers.  Vessels arriving westbound at Lock E-21 in New London or arriving eastbound at Lock E-22 in Verona prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both locks.  Vessels arriving southbound at Lock C-4 in Stillwater or arriving northbound at Lock C-3 in Mechanicville prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both locks.  Vessels arriving at the Waterford Flight from either direction at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through the entire Flight.

24-hour service is available to commercial vessels such as tour boats, tugboats, charter boats, cruise ships, and hire-boats operating on the Canal System. Registered commercial operators should call (518) 471-5014 during regular business hours and (518) 461-0942 after hours to make arrangements for lock and lift bridge service outside of the Canal’s regular operating schedule.

For updates and information, please visit Canals.NY.gov

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