Oswego Canal Distance Table

The Oswego is the 3rd longest canal section in the New York State Canal System. From Three Rivers Junction to Lock #O-1 in Phoenix, NY, the Oswego Canal runs northward 20.6 NM (23.7 SM or 38.1 KM) to Lock #O-8 in Oswego, NY and Lake Ontario, just beyond .

Speed Limits

To recap the speed limits for the Champlain Canal:

The speed limit between Three Rivers Junction and Oswego is currently posted as 26 knots (30 mph).

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

As a general guide, Three Rivers Junction to Lake Ontario will require about 7 - 8 hours depending on your speed.

The Oswego Canal Distance Table (below) provides distances between 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.

Oswego Canal Distance Table

All Distances in Statute Miles
  Troy Lock 3 River Jct. O1 O2 O3 O5 O6 O7 O8 Oswego Port Weller
Troy Lock 0.0 162.3 164.6 174.1 174.7 181.1 184.4 184.8 185.3 186.5 326.4
3 River Jct. 162.3 0.0 2.3 11.8 12.4 18.8 22.1 22.5 23.0 24.2 164.1
O1 164.6 2.3 0.0 9.5 10.1 16.5 19.8 20.2 20.7 21.9 161.8
O2 174.1 11.8 9.5 0.0 0.6 7.0 10.3 10.7 11.2 12.4 152.3
O3 174.7 12.4 10.1 0.6 0.0 6.5 9.8 10.1 10.7 11.8 151.7
O5 181.1 18.8 16.5 7.0 6.5 0.0 3.3 3.7 4.2 5.4 145.3
O6 184.4 22.1 19.8 10.3 9.8 3.3 0.0 0.4 0.9 2.1 142.0
O7 184.8 22.5 20.2 10.7 10.1 3.7 0.4 0.0 0.5 1.7 141.6
O8 185.3 23.0 20.7 11.2 10.7 4.2 0.9 0.5 0.0 1.2 141.1
Oswego 186.5 24.2 21.9 12.4 11.8 5.4 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.0 139.9
Port Weller 326.4 164.1 161.8 152.3 151.7 145.3 142.0 141.6 141.1 139.9 0.0

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

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