The Federal Lock at Troy - Gateway to the NYSCS
The Federal Lock and Dam at Troy, NY, 134 NM above the Battery in New York City, marks the head of tidal waters of the Hudson River. Heading North on the Hudson River out of New York City it will be the first lock encountered when bound for the New York State Canal System.
Many mistakenly believe that this lock is part of the New York State Canal System (Erie Canal). However, it actually belongs to the United States and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
01 May thru 30 November
The lockmaster maintains a watch on VHF channel 13.
The lock chamber is 520.0 feet long and 45.0 feet wide and has a 14 foot lift.
The Troy Lock has 17 feet over the lock sills.
NOAA Chart's #12348 and #14786, provides coverage of the Troy Lock and Dam and its approaches.
Center of lock chamber: 42° 45.101’ N / 73° 41.092’ W
The Federal Lock at Troy
|**Transit Time Includes Lockage Time|
|*Lock #||Elevation||Next Lock|
|Location||Lift||Southern End||Northern End||Distance||**Transit Time @ 10 kts||Lockmaster|
|Troy Lock||Troy, NY||14.0’||---||15.3’||E-2 / 3.27 Miles||00:50||518 272-6442|
|C-1 / 5.00 Miles||01:00|
|The Battery||New York, NY||---||---||---||134.00 NM||13:24||---|