Champlain Canal Locks

Champlain Canal Locks and Transit Table

For those boaters and cruisers making the entire passage on the Champlain Canal from Troy, NY to Whitehall, NY there are a total of 12 locks that you will have to negotiate. The Federal Lock at Troy, NY operated by the USACE and 11 locks (C1 thru C12) on the Champlain Canal operated by the New York State Canal System.

NOTE: There is no Lock C10 on the Champlain Canal.

When northbound, these locks will raise you 140 feet until you reach Lock C9, at which time you will begin to lock down to a final elevation of 96.5 feet, the level of Lake Champlain, at Whitehall, NY.

The highest single lift found on the Champlain Canal is Lock C3 in Mechanicville, NY with a lift of 19 feet 6 inches. The smallest lift is found at lock C7 in Ft. Edward, NY with a total lift of only 10 feet 0 inches.


Communications with the locks is done on VHF Channel 13 (156.650 MHz). While we have listed the phone numbers for each lock, the cell phone should not be considered a primary means of communications with the lockmasters and only used when all other methods have failed to get a response.

Lock & Transit Table

The table below lists the locks on the canal starting from the Troy Lock in Troy, NY, then Lock C-1 just north of Waterford, NY thru 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
Statute Miles
Lock# Location Lift Next Lock Distance
Statute Miles
Transit Time
@ 10 MPH
Troy Lock Troy, NY 14.0’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C1 3.43 SM 00:21 518 272-6442
C1 Schaghticoke, NY 14.3’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C2 3.94 SM 00:24 518-237-8566
C2 Halfmoon, NY 18.5’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C3 2.55 SM 00:15 518-664-4961
C3 Mechanicville, NY 19.5’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C4 1.84 SM 00:11 518-664-5171
C4 Stillwater, NY 16.0’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C5 14.41 SM 01:26 518-664-5261
C5 Schuylerville, NY 19.0’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C6 3.73 SM 00:22 518-695-3919
C6 Ft. Miller, NY 16.5’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C7 7.13 SM 00:43 518-695-3751
C7 Ft. Edward, NY 10.0’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C8 2.18 SM 00:13 518-747-4614
C8 Ft. Edward, NY 11.0’(NBUp Arrow SBDown Arrow) Lock C9 5.83 SM 00:35 518-747-5520
C9 Kingsbury, NY 16.0’(NBDown Arrow SBUp Arrow) Lock C11 9.24 SM 00:55 518-747-6021
C11 Comstock, NY 12.0’(NBDown Arrow SBUp Arrow) Lock C12 6.44 SM 00:39 518-639-8964
C12 Whitehall, NY 15.3’(NBDown Arrow SBUp Arrow) Lake Champlain 0.04 SM 00:00 518-499-1700
**Transit Time @ 10 MPH (Does NOT Include Lockage Time)

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 Statute Miles, Nautical Miles, and Kilometers/Meters.

Champlain Canal Transit & Lock Schedule - Download

Lock Chamber Waypoints

The table below list the latitude and longitude for the approximate center of each lock chamber on the Champlain Canal for those who wish to use them as waypoints.

Champlain Canal Lock Chamber Waypoints
Lock # Location Latitude Longitude
Champlain Canal Lock C1 Schaghticoke, NY 42° 49' 26.4" N 73° 39' 51.4" W
Champlain Canal Lock C2 Halfmoon, NY 42° 52' 40.3" N 73° 40' 34.7" W
Champlain Canal Lock C3 Mechanicville, NY 42° 54' 42.6" N 73° 40' 39.5" W
Champlain Canal Lock C4 Stillwater, NY 42° 55' 56.1" N 73° 39' 16.67" W
Champlain Canal Lock C5 Schuylerville, NY 43° 06' 45.2" N 73° 34' 40.7" W
Champlain Canal Lock C6 Fort Miller, NY 43° 09' 41.4" N 73° 34' 47.7" W
Champlain Canal Lock C7 Fort Edward, NY 43° 15' 23.4" N 73° 35' 04.0" W
Champlain Canal Lock C8 Fort Edward, NY 43° 16' 55.2" N 73° 33' 32.8" W
Champlain Canal Lock C9 Kingsbury, NY 43° 21' 6.48" N 73° 29' 44.7" W
Champlain Canal Lock C11 Comstock, NY 43° 28' 05.6" N 73° 26' 05.8" W
Champlain Canal Lock C12 Whitehall, NY 43° 33' 26.2" N 73° 24' 03.6" W
Center of Lock Chamber

The Champlain Canal Lock Chamber Waypoint’s can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The file is in Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format.

Champlain Canal Lock Chamber Waypoints - Download

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