Cayuga-Seneca Canal Distance Table

The Cayuga-Seneca Canal being the shortest canal section in the New York State Canal System will make the passage to either Cayuga Lake or Seneca Lake rather quick when compared to the other canals. There is only 5.8 SM (5.0 NM / 9.3 KM) of canal to the entrance to Cayuga Lake and 17.5 SM (15.2 NM / 28.2 KM) to the entrance to Seneca Lake.

Beginning at the junction of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal/Erie Canal, it is (4.2 SM) to the Cayuga Lake/Seneca Lake Junction. From the Cayuga/Seneca Lake Junction:



Speed Limits

The speed limits for the Cayuga-Seneca Canal except in the vicinity of the locks and unless otherwise posted is as follows:

Transit Times

As a general guide, the Erie Canal Junction at Kipp Island to Seneca Lake will require about 4 hours @ 10 knots.

The Cayuga-Seneca Canal Distance Table (below) provides distances between the major points along the entire length of the canal. When used in conjunction with the speed limits throughout the canal, it is useful in planning your trip as well as an aid in computing passage times along the way.

Distance Table

  Troy Lock C-S Canal Jct. Lock CS1 C/S Lakes Jct. Cayuga Lake Ent. Ithaca, NY Lock CS2 Lock CS3 Seneca Falls, NY Lock CS4 Waterloo, NY Seneca Lake Ent. Watkins Glen, NY
Troy Lock 0.0 203.3 207.3 207.6 209.1 245.2 211.2 211.3 212.0 215.6 215.7 220.6 254.9
C-S Canal Jct. 203.3 0.0 4.0 4.2 5.8 41.9 7.9 8.0 8.7 12.3 12.4 17.3 51.6
Lock CS1 207.3 4.0 0.0 0.3 1.9 38.0 3.9 4.0 4.7 8.3 8.4 13.3 47.6
C/S Lakes Jct. 207.6 4.2 0.3 0.0 1.6 37.7 3.6 3.7 4.4 8.0 8.1 13.0 47.3
Cayuga Lake Ent. 209.1 5.8 1.9 1.6 0.0 36.1 5.2 5.3 6.0 9.6 9.7 14.6 48.9
Ithaca, NY 245.2 41.9 38.0 37.7 36.1 0.0 41.3 41.4 42.1 45.7 45.8 50.7 85.0
Lock CS2 211.2 7.9 3.9 3.6 5.2 41.3 0.0 0.1 0.8 4.4 4.5 9.4 43.7
Lock CS3 211.3 8.0 4.0 3.7 5.3 41.4 0.1 0.0 0.7 4.3 4.4 9.3 43.6
Seneca Falls, NY 212.0 8.7 4.7 4.4 6.0 42.1 0.8 0.7 0.0 3.6 3.7 8.6 42.9
Lock CS4 215.6 12.3 8.3 8.0 9.6 45.7 4.4 4.3 3.6 0.0 0.1 5.0 39.3
Waterloo, NY 215.7 12.4 8.4 8.1 9.7 45.8 4.5 4.4 3.7 0.1 0.0 4.9 39.2
Seneca Lake Ent. 220.6 17.3 13.3 13.0 14.6 50.7 9.4 9.3 8.6 5.0 4.9 0.0 34.3
Watkins Glen, NY 254.9 51.6 47.6 47.3 48.9 85.0 43.7 43.6 42.9 39.3 39.2 34.3 0.0
Distances in Statute Miles

This table can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The files are Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format. The Cayuga-Seneca distance files contain the tables in both NM’s and SM’s.

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