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New York state Canal system will celebrate bicentenial in 2017

Discussion in 'Marinas & Waypoints' started by chris bulla, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:01 AM.

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  1. chris bulla

    chris bulla New Member

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    Hi there any one looking for a great boating vacation should check out the N.Y. S. Canal System in 2017 . Construction began July 4 1817 in Rome NY.This year marks 200 hundred years of navigation from May to end of November every year since . There are four canals still in operation The Erie, Oswego , Champlain and Cayuga and Seneca for a total of 545 miles of connected fully navigable canals . Start your search at NYScanals .gov. and come boat through history and the many impressive features of any canal system in the world.
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    The question I'd have is whether this is going to create extra traffic and, if so, how much. Obviously, hard to know as this is the first 200 year celebration they've had.
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    vertical clearance?
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    chris bulla New Member

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    Champlain and Erie from Waterford to Three rivers / Erie -Oswego Canal junction is twenty feet at maximum navigable pool Three rivers to Lockport is unfortunately only 15.5 feet . Locks are 300x 45 feet .
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    It will be interesting with the double hit of celebrations. Glad we looped in 2016. The celebrations will be nice, but not necessarily the traffic.
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    The best cruise I ever did was with my family from RI, up the Champlain all the way to Canada and back on our old Tiara a few years back. The canal was awesome except for a rock I hit in Fort Edwards that caused an unplanned stopover at Coyemans landing to get my props repaired (Those folks are life savers). Lock operators were very friendly and helpful. I was amazed at how few boats were on the canal. No problem getting space at night and hardly saw anyone during the day. Truly a boating highlight for me.

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