Lock 7


Two canal boats move west through Lock 7 in Niskayuna October 4, 2013. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

NY canal system to open May 8

The New York State Canal System, weather permitting, is set to open for the season next month. All portions of the canal system, including the Erie Canal, are scheduled to open to boaters at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 8, according…



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Boaters get a tow above Lock 7 on Mohawk River

STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKYAUNA — A father and his two sons out fishing this afternoon on the Mohawk River got stuck after their boat motors died above Lock 7. The three were saved from the danger of drifting down…



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Summer hours in effect at Lock 7

Niskayuna’s Lock 7 is one of the busier in the state canal system and will consequently be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily this summer. Halfmoon also operates under the same schedule, according to the New York State…