NY CANAL SYSTEM, REDUCED OPERATING HOURS
White it is still not official, Waterway Guide has received information from a very reliable source that all of the canals in the NY Canal System will operate from 7 am to 5 pm during the entire navigation season. Previous years had the canals operating until 10 pm during the peak June through August period.
Comment submitted by Todd - Jul 19th
This has hurt the local business. Not all canal users are transits. A good portion of the use was from after work locals heading out for a couple of hours consuming fuel, food, and services. Many of the businesses are reporting a 60% decrease in sales.
Comment submitted by Bob - Jun 10th
Obviuosly the transit will take longer, but the towns along the way will benefit by increased patronage to thier dining and other establishments.
Comment submitted by Bill Ash - Apr 17th
Reduce hours from 15 hours to 10 hours but maintain the same lock pass charges? What a deal.....but typical for New York State.
Comment submitted by Jim - Feb 14th
This is a bad child (Thruway) acting badly because it can't have its own way.
Comment submitted by New Yorkers Against Canal Cuts - Feb 13th
Don't want to see hours cut and service to boaters harmed? Speak out against Gov. Cuomo's canal worker cuts!
Visit: http://www.change.org/petitions/stopnycanalcuts to send a message to NY Governor Cuomo today!
Comment submitted by Tom Johnson - Feb 12th
This is due to 39 lock operators being laid off!!!