Notice to Mariners

2022 Navigation Season

December 22, 2021

Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open Friday, May 20, 2022, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2022 navigation season.  This proposed schedule of operations could be impacted by the COVID pandemic and/or the need to repair critical infrastructure.  The public will be notified accordingly through the Notice to Mariners system if this occurs. There are no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal system in 2022.

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Should you have questions, comments or concerns regarding this service, please contact the Canal Corporation at our contact form