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Erie Canal Now Open to Through Navigation

 | Published on 7/24/2020

The official notice is out showing the full length of the Erie Canal is open and it is below. Additionally, AGLCA confirmed that through navigation is now possible.



July 24, 2020

The New York State Canal Corporation announced today the following update:

Erie Canal

All locks and lift bridges are operating

Champlain Canal

Lock C-1 (Waterford) – Lock C-11 (Comstock) – operating

Maintenance activities continue at Lock C-12 (Whitehall) – expected opening August 10th

Oswego Canal

Locks O-1 (Phoenix) – Lock O-5 (Minetto), Lock O-8 (Oswego) – operating

Construction activities continue at Lock O-7 (Oswego) – expected opening August 10th

  •  Lock O-6 (Oswego) will open at the same time as Lock O-7

Cayuga – Seneca Canal

Lock CS-1 (Cayuga) and Lock CS-4 (Waterloo) – operating

Construction activities continue at Lock CS-2/3 (Seneca Falls) – expected opening August 3rd

The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation on October 14, 2020.

The Canal Corporation appreciates the public’s patience during this time and urges all users to register to receive updates through the “Notice to Mariners” notification program at

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