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New York To Open State Canal System In May

The New York State Canal System is planning on opening to recreational boaters for the 2015 season on May 8 at 7 am EST. Click Through to see the list of hours of operation.
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The New York State Canal System is planning on opening to recreational boaters for the 2015 season on May 8.

According to a press release, barring any unforeseen set back, the entire canal system will be open and 100-percent accessible during operating hours.

The hours of operation for the 2015 season are as follows:

  • May 8 to June 3: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • June 4 to September 9: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • September 10 to November 18: 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 am to 10:00 pm from June 4 to September 9:

  • Lock C-1, Halfmoon
  • Lock E-7, Niskayuna
  • Lock E-23, Brewerton
  • Lock O-1, Phoenix
  • 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
  • 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, the following lift bridges will operate on demand from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and will also offer scheduled lifts at the times noted below from June 4 to September 19 as follows:

  • Medina Lift Bridge – 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm
  • Middleport Lift Bridge – 7:10 pm, 8:50 pm
  • Gasport Lift Bridge – 7:50 pm, 8:10 pm

For updates and information, please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit www.canals.ny.gov.

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