Canal will close for the season on Oct. 16

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 October 2019 at 12:46 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A boater heads east in Albion last week after passing under the Ingersoll Street lift bridge.

The canal season closes on Oct. 16. The 195thannual canal season opened on May 17. There have been no tolls or fees for recreational use of the canal system this year.

The Canal Corporation waived tolls again this year for recreational vessels as the state continues to commemorate 200 years of Erie Canal history. The Erie Canal was under construction from 1817 to 1825.

The Canal Corp. also waived the tolls in 2017 and 2018. Those tolls are normally $25 to $100 for a season pass, depending on the size of the vessel.

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