Locks Passage Touring
Whitehall to Rouses Point! Experience the great Northeast Journey.
(as summarized and suggested tour by America's Byways)
The Locks Passage - 133 mile of waterways that carried travelers for centuries for commerce and travel. Rich in history of the days of great iron and lumber where the commerce of the day. If you are a seaman, this tour is a must; but the tour is also a wonderful trip for the entire family. Below are enjoyable sites to start enjoying! The New York State canal system was built in 1817-1822 and was a vial commercial waterway in the 19th century to supply commerce between New York City to the St. Lawrence River. Today, it is a pleasure way for boaters.
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Please stay clear of dams in lock areas approaching the locks. When approaching the lock boaters must stop at a safe distance and follow specific signals. Boaters must give (3) distinct blasts on the horn, or other signaling devices. Lock operations will reply with lights in the following manner: Green: Lock is ready craft may advance. Red: Craft must wait. Six Flashes of Red or Green: Remain stopped and await further instructions. No Lights. Craft must wait or tie up to approach wall.
Upon entering the lock chamber, vessels must proceed under control at a safe reduced speed. All botas must be equipped with adequate mooring lines and fenders. Lock operations are not required to handle or furnish lines. In the lock, all vessels shall take their stations against the chamber walls. Boaters are required to secure their vessels to provide mooring posts by bow and stern lines, or as directed by the Lock Operator. When exiting the lock water in the lock chamber reaches the proper level, the gates will open. After the gates are fully opened, boaters shall cast off all lines and proceed at a reduced speed to exit the chamber in the station order.
For boating information, contact New York State Canal System, at http://www.canals.ny.gov/ or call 1-800-4CANAL4.
Locks Sites (Granville to Whitehall)
Lock Sites (visit Ticonderoga)
Lock Sites (visit Crown Point)
Lock Sites (visit Port Henry)
Lock Sites (Visit Willsboro)
Lock Sites (Visit Keeseville)
Lock Sites (Visit Plattsburgh & Chazy)
Lock Sites (visit Rouses Point)
Public Beaches along the way
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