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.

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Oswego Canal News & Articles

  • Harborfest Oswego NY

    Harborfest Oswego NY

    Oswego’s Harborfest is a four-day festival which takes place each year on the last full weekend in July and is typically attended by more than 100,000 visitors. Since its founding in 1988 Harborfest has brought to its stages more than 600 national, regional and local performing artists. The event is spread over 5 different venues […]
  • The Bicentennial Canal Theatre Project

    The Bicentennial Canal Theatre Project

    The Bicentennial Canal Theatre Project is proud to present on August 18th, at 8pm an outdoor theatre production on the historic Derrick Boat 8 located at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum The Oswego Canal Play, a one act play written by Oswego native Rick Sivers is based on historical characters that lived in Oswego in […]
  • Boom & Bust:  America’s Journey on The Erie Canal

    Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on The Erie Canal

    Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal   The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is proud to host Dr. Dan Ward as part of its 2017 History Lecture Series on Saturday, June 24th at 1:30 pm. Ward is a co-producer of “Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal,” a […]
  • No Fees For Recreational Boating On The Erie Canal For The 2017 Navigational Season

    No Fees For Recreational Boating On The Erie Canal For The 2017 Navigational Season

    No Fees For Recreational Boating On The Erie Canal For The 2017 Navigational Season The Canal is open and in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of construction of the Erie Canal, The New York State Canal Corporation has announced that there will be no fees for recreational boaters this season. Now we […]
  • Blount Small Ship Adventures, Erie Canal Cruise

    Blount Small Ship Adventures, Erie Canal Cruise

    Blount Small Ship Adventures can take you to places that no other cruise line can go. This year in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the construction of the Erie Canal they will be sailing 8 times through the Canal. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience something very special.    With ports of call including Oswego, Buffalo, […]
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