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Question What are the height restrictions for navigating on New York’s Canals?

Answer Clearances for navigating under bridges are as follows: Erie Canal (Waterford to Three Rivers Junction): 20 feet (6 meters) Erie Canal (Three Rivers Junction to Tonawanda): 15.5 feet (4.75 meters) Oswego Canal: 20 feet (6 meters) Champlain Canal: 17 feet (5.168 meters) Cayuga - Seneca Canal: 17 feet (5.168 meters) Boaters should check the official Website of the New York State Canal Corporation (see the link below), or call 1 - 800 - 4CANAL4 for any published changes to bridge clearances prior to their trip.

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Canal System Statistics

Canal System mileage, lock dimensions, bridge clearance and channel depths
URL: http://www.canals.ny.gov/about/about.html#stats

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