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The New York State Canal Corporation announced today that portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2020 navigation season.

Construction and maintenance activities continue at several locks across the system. The projected opening date for those locations is noted below in bold font.

Canal               Lock     Municipality               Opening Date             Hours

Erie                  E-2       Waterford                   June 26                        7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-3       Waterford                   June 26                        7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-4       Waterford                   June 26                        7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-5       Waterford                   June 26                        7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-6       Waterford                   June 26                        7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-7       Niskayuna                   July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-8       Scotia                          July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-9       Rotterdam                  July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-10     Cranesville                  July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-11     Amsterdam                 July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-12     Tribes Hill                    July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-13     Yosts                           July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-14     Canajoharie                July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-15     Fort Plain                    July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-16     St. Johnsville               July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-17     Little Falls                    July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-18     Jacksonburg                July 20                         7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-19     Frankfort                     August 10                    7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-20     Whitesboro                August 10                    7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-21     New London               June 26                        7 am – 5 pm

Erie                  E-22     New London               June 26                        7 am – 5 pm

Due to roving operators, some delays may be experienced during certain periods in the Waterford Flight. Vessels arriving at the Waterford Flight from either direction prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through the entire Flight.

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.

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 www.canals.ny.gov.