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.
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.
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|
@ 10 MPH
|Troy Lock||Troy, NY||14.0’(NB SB)||Lock C1||3.43 SM||00:21||518 272-6442|
|C1||Schaghticoke, NY||14.3’(NB SB)||Lock C2||3.94 SM||00:24||518-237-8566|
|C2||Halfmoon, NY||18.5’(NB SB)||Lock C3||2.55 SM||00:15||518-664-4961|
|C3||Mechanicville, NY||19.5’(NB SB)||Lock C4||1.84 SM||00:11||518-664-5171|
|C4||Stillwater, NY||16.0’(NB SB)||Lock C5||14.41 SM||01:26||518-664-5261|
|C5||Schuylerville, NY||19.0’(NB SB)||Lock C6||3.73 SM||00:22||518-695-3919|
|C6||Ft. Miller, NY||16.5’(NB SB)||Lock C7||7.13 SM||00:43||518-695-3751|
|C7||Ft. Edward, NY||10.0’(NB SB)||Lock C8||2.18 SM||00:13||518-747-4614|
|C8||Ft. Edward, NY||11.0’(NB SB)||Lock C9||5.83 SM||00:35||518-747-5520|
|C9||Kingsbury, NY||16.0’(NB SB)||Lock C11||9.24 SM||00:55||518-747-6021|
|C11||Comstock, NY||12.0’(NB SB)||Lock C12||6.44 SM||00:39||518-639-8964|
|C12||Whitehall, NY||15.3’(NB SB)||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
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|
|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