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Erie Canal Charges Reinstated for 2008

By Sue Richards last modified Aug 01, 2008 12:07 PM

Published: 2008-08-01 12:07:50
Countries: Canada , USA

Mariners are advised that recreational tolls for use of Canal System locks and lift bridges have been reinstated for 2008, at the same rate as 2005, the last time tolls were in place. All boats passing through any lock or lift bridge on the Canal System must purchase a Two-Day, Ten-Day or Seasonal Pass.

Fees for recreational craft are based on vessel size as follows:

Under 16 ft. $5.00 (2 day), $12.50 (10 day), $25.00 (Seasonal)
16 ft. – Under 26 ft. $10.00 (2 day), $25.00 (10 day), $50.00 (Seasonal)
26 ft. – 39 ft. $15.00 (2 day), $37.50 (10 day), $75.00 (Seasonal)
Over 39 ft. $20.00 (2 day), $50.00 (10 day), $100.00 (Seasonal)

New York State Canal System Two-Day, Ten-Day, and Seasonal Passes are available for in-person purchase at a number of sales locations: designated Canal System locks; Canal Corporation Section Headquarters (between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM); Canal Corporation Headquarters (between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM); and at designated vendor locations. Passes can also be purchased through the mail by sending a request to New York State Canal Corporation, P.O. Box 22058 Albany, New York 12201-2058.

For updates and information on Canal conditions please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit