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

  • The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal About: The Erie Canal, often referred to the NYS Barge Canal includes 524 miles of navigable waterways throughout NYS. The Canals that make up the Erie Canal System include the Cayuga / Seneca, The Champlain, The Oswego and the Erie itself. These 4 Canals allow for travel from inland NY to anywhere […]
  • Locktoberfest on the Erie Canal

    Locktoberfest on the Erie Canal

    Locktoberfest Locktoberfest is a NYS Canal Corporation sponsored series of events located throughout the Erie Canal corridor. This year is no different with events located in five communities on all 4 sections of the Canal Lockport located on the western section of the Erie Canal. Locktoberfest in Lockport is scheduled for Sept. 30th from the […]
  • 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 […]
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