Oswego Canal

The Oswego begins its current journey north at mile marker 160 at the point that is known best as Three Rivers.  The current canal was opened in 1917 to correspond with the modern-day route and heads north to Lake Ontario.  The Canal is  24’ miles long and has 7 locks.  Most travelers on the Canal today are heading for points north in Canada or headed to the Great Lakes, but slow down a bit and take some time to visit the communities along the Oswego.  At mile 2 stop at the village of Phoenix.  You will more than likely be visited by one of the members of the bridge house brats, a volunteer youth group that will help you enjoy your stay by delivering meals, ice, and supplies.  Continue to Fulton, Minetto, and finally Oswego home of Harbor fest, one of the largest celebrations held along the entire canal towards the end of July each year.

Communities of the Canal

Oswego Canal News & Articles

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

    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 […]
  • 2018 Navigation Season On The Erie Canal

    2018 Navigation Season On The Erie Canal

    Dates & Hours of Operation during the 2018 Navigation Season on the Erie Canal The New York State Canal Corporation announced once again that the navigation season on the Erie Canal will be shortened to a schedule similar to the 2017 season. Boaters are advised that, conditions permitting, the Eastern Erie Canal (locks E-2 Waterford through E-23 […]
  • Art & History Along The Erie Canal

    Art & History Along The Erie Canal

    Explore the juxtaposition of art and history along the Oswego and Erie canals in Oswego and Onondaga counties. Experience vibrant arts centers and interesting tours of modern and historical facilities. Take a walk down a quaint historic street, through fascinating museums, shops and a thought-provoking gallery.   Begin your tour along the historic Oswego Canal […]
  • Floating Homes Along The Erie Canal

    Floating Homes Along The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal, the eighth wonder of the world is currently celebrating the bi-centennial of its creation. It is one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world and it might be the most underutilized recreational resource within New York State. Organizations such as Canal NY actively work to promote the system as well as the businesses within the Erie […]
  • Christmas At Sea Open House & Model Train Village

    Christmas At Sea Open House & Model Train Village

      The H Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is pleased to host our annual Christmas at Sea Open House on Sunday, December 10th from 1-4:30 pm.  Come and celebrate the holiday season in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District, located on the West First Street Pier.    In addition to enjoying homemade cookies and punch, visitors […]
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