Canal will open for season on May 17 with no tolls for boaters

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 March 2019 at 10:21 am

File photo by Tom Rivers: The lift bridge in Medina is pictured in the background of this photo that shows The Big Apple, a sculpture by Richard Bannister.

The State Canal Corp. announced that the boating season for 2019 will go from May 17 to Oct. 16, and again won’t include tolls or fees.

Additionally, many locks and lift bridges will operate on demand from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. from May 17 to Sept. 11, the Canal Corp. announced on Thursday. That includes all seven lift bridges in Orleans County.

The hours of operation for the 2019 season are as follows: May 17 to Oct. 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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