Champlain Canal Locks & Transit Table

There are a total of 11 locks over the length of the Champlain Canal. All locks are single locks with the lock chambers measuring 328 feet long and 45 feet wide.

The highest single lift on the canal is found at Lock #C3 in Mechanicville, NY with a lift of 19.5’. The smallest lift is found at lock #C7 in Fort Edward, NY with a lift of only 10.0’.


When northbound, the first (8) of these locks will raise you almost 126’ from the Hudson River at the Waterford Junction to lock #C-8 at Ft. Edward, NY. From there, (3) more locks will lower you back down about 43’ to the level of Lake Champlain at lock #C-12 in Whitehall, NY.

Communicating with the locks is done on VHF Channel 13. While we have listed the phone numbers for each lock, the cell phone should not be considered a primary means of communication.

Lock Chamber Waypoints

Champlain Canal Lock Chamber Waypoints

Center of Lock Chamber
Lock # Location Latitude Longitude
Champlain Canal Jct. Waterford, NY 42° 47.052’ N 73° 40.581’ W
C1 Schaghticoke, NY 42° 49.441' N 73° 39.857' W
C2 Halfmoon, NY 42° 52.672' N 73° 40.579' W
C3 Mechanicville, NY 42° 54.711' N 73° 40.657' W
C4 Stillwater, NY 42° 55.936' N 73° 39.277' W
C5 Schuylerville, NY 43° 06.756' N 73° 34.680' W
C6 Fort Miller, NY 43° 09.694' N 73° 34.795' W
C7 Fort Edward, NY 43° 15.391' N 73° 35.064' W
C8 Fort Edward, NY 43° 16.919' N 73° 33.547' W
C9 Kingsbury, NY 43° 21.107' N 73° 29.745' W
C11 Comstock, N 43° 28.092' N 73° 26.098' W
C12 Whitehall, NY 43° 33.441' N 73° 24.061' W

The Champlain Canal Lock Chamber Waypoint’s are available for download. The file is Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format.

Champlain Canal Lock Chamber Waypoints - Download

Lock & Transit Table

The table below lists the locks on the canal from C-1 just north of Waterford, NY to lock C-12 at Whitehall, NY. It also provides the lifts for each lock, the distance to the next lock, and the estimated time enroute including lockage time between locks.

Champlain Canal Lock and Transit Table

**Transit Time @ 10 Knots (Includes Lock Time)
Lock #   Next Lock
Location Lift Lockmaster Distance **Transit Time
The Battery New York, NY --- --- Troy Lock - 154.2 SM/134.0 NM 13:24
Troy Lock Troy, NY 14.0’Up Arrow 518 272-6442 C1 - 4.94 SM/4.3 NM 00:56
C1 Schaghticoke, NY 14.3’Up Arrow 518-237-8566 C-2 - 4.02 SM/3.5 NM 00:51
C2 Halfmoon, NY 18.5’Up Arrow 518-664-4961 C-3 - 2.99 SM/2.6 NM 00:46
C3 Mechanicville, NY 19.5’Up Arrow 518-664-5171 C-4 - 1.96 SM/1.7 NM 00:40
C4 Stillwater, NY 16.0’Up Arrow 518-664-5261 C-5 - 14.04 SM/12.2 NM 01:43
C5 Schuylerville, NY 19.0’Up Arrow 518-695-3919 C-6 -4.03 SM/3.5 NM 00:51
C6 Ft. Miller, NY 16.5’Up Arrow 518-695-3751 C-7 - 7.02 SM/6.1 NM 01:07
C7 Ft. Edward, NY 10.0’Up Arrow 518-747-4614 C-8 - 1.96 SM/1.7 NM 00:40
C8 Ft. Edward, NY 11.0’Up Arrow 518-747-5520 C-9 - 5.98 SM/5.2 NM 01:01
C9 Kingsbury, NY 16.0’Down Arrow 518-747-6021 C-11 - 8.98 SM/7.8 NM 01:17
C11 Comstock, NY 12.0’Down Arrow 518-639-8964 C-12 - 7.02 SM/6.1 NM 01:07
C12 Whitehall, NY 15.3’Down Arrow 518-499-1700 Lake Champlain - 1.04 SM/0.9 NM 00:05

Note: There is no Lock #10 on the Champlain Canal.

This table can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The file is Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format. The Champlain Canal Locks file contains the tables in SM’s, NM’s and KM’s.

Champlain Canal Transit & Lock Schedule - Download

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