Oswego Canal Distance Table

The Oswego Canal being the 3rd longest canal section in the New York State Canal System will make the passage from Three Rivers Junction to Lock O8 in Oswego, NY and Lake Ontario go pretty quickly.

In the Oswego Canal tables below, you will find the distances of major points along the canal, authorized speeds, and estimated transit times.

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Distances

From its junction with the Erie Canal, the Oswego Canal runs northward 22.9 SM (19.9 NM) to Lock O8 in Oswego, NY with the open waters of Lake Ontario, just beyond.

Oswego Canal - Distance Table

Oswego Distances (Statute Miles) Three Rivers Jct. Lock O1 Lock O2 Fulton, NY Lock O3 Minetto, NY Lock O5 Lock O6 Lock O7 Oswego, NY Lock O8 Welland Canal
Three Rivers Jct. 0.0 2.2 11.5 11.9 12.1 18.4 18.5 21.8 22.5 22.8 22.9 163.9
Lock O1 2.2 0.0 9.3 9.8 9.9 16.2 16.3 19.6 20.3 20.7 20.7 161.7
Lock O2 11.5 9.3 0.0 0.4 0.6 6.9 7.0 10.3 11.0 11.3 11.4 152.4
Fulton, NY 11.9 9.8 0.4 0.0 0.1 6.5 6.6 9.9 10.5 10.9 11.0 152.0
Lock O3 12.1 9.9 0.6 0.1 0.0 6.3 6.4 9.7 10.4 10.7 10.8 151.9
Minetto, NY 18.4 16.2 6.9 6.5 6.3 0.0 0.1 3.4 4.1 4.4 4.5 145.6
Lock O5 12.1 16.3 7.0 6.6 6.4 0.1 0.0 3.3 4.0 4.3 4.4 145.4
Lock O6 21.8 19.6 10.3 9.9 9.7 3.4 3.3 0.0 0.7 1.0 1.1 142.1
Lock O7 22.5 20.3 11.0 10.5 10.4 4.1 4.0 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.4 141.5
Oswego, NY 22.8 20.7 11.3 10.9 10.7 4.4 4.3 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 141.1
Lock O8 22.9 20.7 11.4 11.0 10.8 4.5 4.4 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 141.0
Welland Canal 163.9 161.8 152.4 152.0 151.9 145.6 145.4 142.1 141.5 141.1 141.0 0.0
Distances in Statute Miles

The Oswego Canal Distance Table is available in Statute Miles, Nautical Miles, and Kilometers and can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The file is Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format.

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Speed Limits

The maximum speed limit between Three Rivers Junction and Lake Ontario at Oswego, NY is currently posted at 10 mph (8.7 knots) with two separate stretches of canal posted at 5 mph (4.3 knots).

Oswego Canal - Speed Limits

Except in the vicinity of locks or as otherwise posted.
You are responsible for your wake!
Canal Leg MPH Knots KPH
Three Rivers Jct. (Erie Canal) to Lock O2 10.0 8.7 16.1
Lock O2 to Lock O3 5.0 4.3 8.0
Lock O3 to Lock O6 10.0 8.7 16.1
Lock O6 to O8 5.0 4.3 8.0

The Oswego Canal Speed Table can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The file is Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format.

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Transit Times

As a general guide, Three Rivers Junction to Lake Ontario can be done in as little as 4.7 hours. In reality however, you should plan on 6 to 7 hours for this passage; depending on your speed.

The Oswego Canal Transit Table (below) will provide some idea of the times required between the major points along the canal. When used in conjunction with the speed limits throughout the canal, you may find it useful in planning your passage.

Oswego Canal - Transit Times

  Transit Times @ The Lesser of:
Indicated Speeds or Posted Speed Limit
 
  MPH 5.0 10.0 15.0
  Knots 4.3 8.7 13.0
Canal Leg # of Locks Transit Time @ Posted Speed Limit KPH 8.1 16.1 24.1
 
Three Rivers Jct. to Lock O1 0 13 Min.   26 Min. 13 Min. 13 Min.
Lock O1 to Lock O2 1 1.3 Hr.   2.2 Hr. 1.3 Hr. 1.3 Hr.
Lock O2 to Lock O3 1 20 Min.   20 Min. 20 Min. 20 Min.
Lock O3 to Lock O5 1 59 Min.   1.6 Hr. 59 Min. 59 Min.
Lock O5 to Lock O6 1 40 Min.   1.0 Hr. 40 Min. 40 Min.
Lock O6 to Lock O7 1 28 Min.   28 Min. 28 Min. 28 Min.
Lock O7 to Lock O8 1 25 Min.   25 Min. 25 Min. 25 Min.
Lock O8 to Lake Ontario 1 20 Min.   20 Min. 20 Min. 20 Min.

The Oswego Canal Transit Table can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The file is Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format.

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