Erie Canal Lock & Transit Table

For those boaters and cruisers making the entire passage on the Erie Canal, there are a total of 34 locks that you will have to pass through. When westbound, these locks will raise you almost 550’ from the Hudson River on the eastern end to the Niagara River on the western end.

The table below lists the locks on the canal from E-2 in Waterford, NY to lock E-35 in Lockport, 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.


The highest combined lift on the Erie Canal is the "Waterford Flight" which is comprised of Locks #E-2 through #E-6. These five locks raise you a total of just over 169’ in a distance of a little more than 1.0 NM.

The highest single lift to be found on the canal is Lock #E-17 in Little Falls, NY with a lift of 40.5’. The smallest lift is found on the western end of the canal at locks #E-25 and #E-26 with a total lift of only 6.0’ each.

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.

Erie Canal Locks and Transit Times

*No Lock E-1 or E-31 on the Erie Canal / **Transit Time Includes Lockage Time

¹Lock E-23 to Three River Junction - 5.94 NM / 01:06 Hours

²Between Locks E-33 and E-34 the elevation of the canal rises 2 feet.

Distances in this table are NM unless noted otherwise.

*Lock #   Elevation Next Lock  
Location Lift Eastern End Western End Distance **Transit Time
@ 10 kts
Lockmaster
NY Battery New York, NY --- --- --- Troy Lock / 134.00 NM 13:24 ---
Troy Lock Troy, NY 14.0’Up Arrow --- --- E-2 / 2.39 NM 00:44 518 272-6442
E-2 Waterford, NY 33.6’Up Arrow 15.3’ 48.9’ E-3 / 0.24 NM 00:31 518-237-0810
E-3 Waterford, NY 34.6’Up Arrow 48.9’ 83.5’ E-4 / 0.54 NM 00:34 518-237-0812
E-4 Waterford, NY 34.6’Up Arrow 83.5’ 118.1’ E-5 / 0.14 NM 00:31 518-237-0818
E-5 Waterford, NY 33.3’Up Arrow 118.1’ 151.4’ E-6 / 0.24 NM 00:31 518-237-0821
E-6 Waterford, NY 33.0’Up Arrow 151.4’ 184.4’ E-7 / 9.41 NM 01:26 518-237-4014
E-7 Niskayuna, NY 27.0’Up Arrow 184.4’ 211.4’ E-8 / 9.41 NM 01:26 518-374-7912
E-8 Glenville, NY 14.0’Up Arrow 211.4’ 225.4’ E-9 / 4.19 NM 00:55 518-346-3382
E-9 Rotterdam, NY 15.0’Up Arrow 225.4’ 240.4’ E-10 / 5.35 NM 01:02 518-887-2401
E-10 Cranesville, NY 15.0’Up Arrow 240.4’ 255.4’ E-11 / 3.52 NM 00:51 518-887-5450
E-11 Amsterdam, NY 12.0’Up Arrow 255.4’ 267.4’ E-12 / 3.97 NM 00:54 518-843-2120
E-12 Tribes Hill, NY 11.0’Up Arrow 267.4’ 278.4’ E-13 / 8.41 NM 01:20 518-829-7331
E-13 Randall, NY 8.0’ Up Arrow 278.4’ 286.4’ E-14 / 6.86 NM 01:11 518-922-6173
E-14 Canajoharie, NY 8.0’ Up Arrow 286.4’ 294.4’ E-15 / 2.91 NM 00:47 518-673-3314
E-15 Fort Plain, NY 8.0’ Up Arrow 294.4’ 302.4’ E-16 / 5.83 NM 01:05 518-993-4161
E-16 Mindenville, NY 20.5’Up Arrow 302.4’ 322.9’ E-17 / 6.75 NM 01:11 518-568-2636
E-17 Little Falls, NY 40.5’Up Arrow 322.9’ 363.4’ E-18 / 3.65 NM 00:52 315-823-0650
E-18 Jacksonburg, NY 20.0’Up Arrow 363.4’ 383.4’ E-19 / 10.43 NM 01:33 315-823-2419
E-19 Frankfort, NY 21.0’Up Arrow 383.4’ 404.4’ E-20 / 8.95 NM 01:24 315-733-5041
E-20 Careys Corners, NY 16.0’Up Arrow 404.4’ 420.4’ E-21 / 15.83 NM 02:05 315-736-4617
E-21 Rome, NY 25.0’Down Arrow 420.4’ 395.4’ E-22 / 1.17 NM 00:37 315-336-8229
E-22 Rome, NY 25.3’Down Arrow 395.4’ 370.1’ E-23 / 24.90 NM 02:59 315-336-4329
E-23¹ Brewerton, NY 7.1’ Down Arrow 370.1’ 363.0’ E-24 / 16.29 NM 02:08 315-676-4171
E-24 Baldwinsville, NY 11.0’Up Arrow 363.0’ 374.0’ E-25 / 26.72 NM 03:10 315-635-3101
E-25 Mays Point, NY 6.0’ Up Arrow 374.0’ 380.0’ E-26 / 5.07 NM 01:00 315-365-3241
E-26 Clyde, NY 6.0’ Up Arrow 380.0’ 386.0’ E-27 / 10.48 NM 01:33 315-923-9720
E-27 Lyons, NY 12.5’Up Arrow 386.0’ 398.5’ E-28A / 1.09 NM 00:37 315-946-4062
E-28A Lyons, NY 19.5’Up Arrow 398.5’ 418.0’ E-28B / 3.42 NM 00:51 315-946-4410
E-28B Newark, NY 12.0’Up Arrow 418.0’ 430.0’ E-29 / 8.43 NM 01:21 315-331-3296
E-29 Palmyra, NY 16.0’Up Arrow 430.0’ 446.0’ E-30 / 2.61 NM 00:46 315-597-4691
E-30 Macedon, NY 16.4’Up Arrow 446.0’ 462.4’ E-32 / 13.99 NM 01:54 315-986-5631
E-32 Pittsford, NY 25.1’Up Arrow 462.4’ 487.5’ E-33 / 1.13 NM 00:37 585-586-1837
E-33 Henrietta, NY 25.4’Up Arrow 487.5’ 512.9’ E-34 / 55.79 NM 06:05 585-244-2150
E-34 Lockport, NY 24.6’Up Arrow 514.9’² 539.5’ E-35 / 0.00 NM 00:30 716-434-3140
E-35 Lockport, NY 24.5’Up Arrow 539.5’ 564.0’ Black Rock Lock / 22.59 NM 02:46 716-434-3140

The table above can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The table is available in your choice of Nautical Miles, Statute Miles, or Kilometers. The file is Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format.

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The "Erie Canal Lock Transit Tables (Complete Set)" file contains the tables in NM’s, SM’s, and KM’s.

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