Fees Are Waived For Recreational Boaters On The Erie Canal in 2018

For the second straight year fees for recreational boaters are being waived for all recreational boaters on the Erie Canal Season.  That’s the good news, of course that notice came out right after the notification from the New York State Canal Corporation related to the once again shortened schedule for the 2018 navigation season.  The revised schedule is posted here. 

It is very important that the recreational boaters of the region get out on the water this year,  the only way to the Canal Corporation and it’s parent the NY Power Authority will return to a full navigation season is by the boaters and the communities along the canal getting out on the water, attend the waterfront events, use the locks.  A record is kept of every lock through done on the entire system.  If you’re concerned because the locks in your community are only open to 5, get out and use them.  The amount of locking’s in any specific lock is the only way the Canal Corp. can determine the boat traffic in a particular area. 

 

Comments

  1. William T Rose

    i am planning on crossing the Erie canal sometime in september 2018 would like information for crossing in Buffalo NY from Mi also price of crossing the canal. Thank you Bill Rose

    1. Bill Drage

      Bill:
      There are no fees for recreational boats on the Erie this year. You are going to have a great trip on the Canal. Sept is a great month and you will enjoy all the communities on the western section of the Canal for sure. Hope you’re able to take your time and enjoy your trip. Please feel free to reach out with any questions as you plan.
      Bill@discovertheeriecanal.com

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