Champlain Canal Distance Tables

In the canals that comprise the New York State Canal System, the Champlain Canal is 2nd only to the Erie Canal in length. Beginning at the Erie Canal/Champlain Canal Junction in Waterford, NY, the Champlain Canal runs northward 60 SM (52.1 NM or 96.5 KM) to the southern end of Lake Champlain at Lock #C-12 in Whitehall, NY. From Whitehall, you can continue north to Burlington, VT, Plattsburgh, NY, and Rouses Pt., NY on Lake Champlain, or continue on to the St. Lawrence River and Montreal via the Richelieu River and Chambly Canal in Canada.

The Champlain 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 can be useful in planning your trip as well as an aid in computing passage times along the way.


Speed Limits

To recap the speed limits for the Champlain Canal:

These speed limits are valid except in the vicinity of the locks and unless otherwise posted. The standard caveat also applies - "you are responsible for your wake!"

Transit Times

If you are capable of doing the speed limits as posted, the Champlain Canal could be done in about 8 hours from Troy Lock to Whitehall, NY. As a general guide however, this passage will require about 12 - 14 hours for most low speed vessels.

Champlain Canal Distance Table

Distances in Statute Miles
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C-1 C-2 C-3 C-4 C-5 C-6 C-7 C-8 C-9 C-11 C-12
NYC 0.0 154.2 159.7 163.6 166.2 168.0 182.4 186.1 193.3 195.5 201.3 210..6 217.0
Troy Lock 154.2 0.0 5.5 9.4 12.0 13.8 28.2 31.9 39.1 41.3 47.1 56.4 62.8
C-1 159.7 5.5 0.0 3.9 6.5 8.3 22.7 26.4 33.6 35.8 41.6 50.9 57.3
C-2 163.6 9.4 3.9 0.0 2.6 4.4 18.8 22.5 29.7 31.9 37.7 47.0 53.4
C-3 166.2 12.0 6.5 2.6 0.0 1.8 16.2 19.9 27.1 29.3 35.1 44.4 50.8
C-4 168.0 13.8 8.3 4.4 1.8 0.0 14.4 18.1 25.3 27.5 33.3 42.6 49.0
C-5 182.4 28.2 22.7 18.8 16.2 14.4 0.0 3.7 10.9 13.1 18.9 28.2 34.6
C-6 186.1 31.9 26.4 22.5 19.9 18.1 3.7 0.0 7.2 9.4 15.2 24.5 30.9
C-7 193.3 39.1 33.6 29.7 27.1 25.3 10.9 7.2 0.0 2.2 8.0 17.3 23.7
C-8 195.5 41.3 35.8 31.9 29.3 27.5 13.1 9.4 2.2 0.0 5.8 15.1 21.5
C-9 201.3 47.1 41.6 37.7 35.1 33.3 18.9 15.2 8.0 5.8 0.0 9.3 15.7
C-11 210.6 56.4 50.9 47.0 44.4 42.6 28.2 24.5 17.3 15.1 9.3 0.0 6.4
C-12 217.0 62.8 57.3 53.4 50.8 49.0 34.6 30.9 23.7 21.5 15.7 6.4 0.0
Lake Champlain 218.0 63.8 58.3 54.4 51.8 50.0 35.6 31.9 24.7 22.5 16.7 7.4 1.0
Burlington 287.3 133.1 127.6 123.7 121.1 119.3 104.9 101.2 94.0 91.8 86.0 76.7 70.3
Plattsburgh 302.7 148.5 143.0 139.1 136.5 134.7 120.3 116.6 109.4 107.2 101.4 92.1 85.7
Rouses Pt. 327.2 173.0 167.5 163.6 161.0 159.2 144.8 141.1 133.9 131.7 125.9 116.6 110.2
Montreal 497.6 298.4 292.9 289.0 286.4 284.6 270.2 267.0 259.3 257.1 251.3 242.0 235.6

Lake Champlain Distance Table

Distances in Statute Miles
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NYC 218.0 287.3 302.7 327.2 497.6
Troy Lock 63.8 133.1 148.5 173.0 298.4
C-1 58.3 127.6 143.0 167.5 292.9
C-2 54.4 123.7 139.1 163.6 289.0
C-3 51.8 121.1 136.5 161.0 286.4
C-4 50.0 119.3 134.7 159.2 284.6
C-5 35.6 104.9 120.3 144.8 270.2
C-6 31.9 101.2 116.6 141.1 267.0
C-7 24.7 94.0 109.4 133.9 259.3
C-8 22.5 91.8 107.2 131.7 257.1
C-9 16.7 86.0 101.4 125.9 251.3
C-11 7.4 76.7 92.1 116.6 242.0
C-12 1.0 70.3 85.7 110.2 235.6
Lake Champlain 0.0 69.3 84.7 109.2 234.6
Burlington 69.3 0.0 19.4 40.5 165.9
Plattsburgh 84.7 19.4 0.0 26.4 151.8
Rouses Pt. 109.2 40.5 26.4 0.0 125.4
Montreal 234.6 165.9 151.8 125.4 0.0

This table can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The files are Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format. The Champlain Canal distance files contain the tables in SM’s, NM’s and KM’s.

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