ADVISORY: Canal Inspection Tour Oct. 13-14

Canal Director Stratton Visits Oswego and Erie Canals

SYRACUSE, NY (10/11/2011)(readMedia)-- --

WHAT: Annual inspection tour of the Oswego Canal and the Erie Canal.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 (schedule is below; times subject to change).

WHERE: Oswego-Fulton area and Central New York

WHO: Canal Director Brian U. Stratton will meet with Canal workers, local officials and stakeholders. He will travel by tugboat for much of the Erie Canal tour. He will be available to the media to talk about the importance of the Canals to the economy of Upstate New York.

CONTACT: John Joyce (518) 469-5836

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Office of Public Affairs (518) 436-2983


THURSDAY, OCT. 13 (times are approximate):

7:30 a.m. through 9:25 a.m. tour Locks 8-7-6 in Oswego

9:45 a.m. Lock 5 (Minetto)

10:35 a.m. Lock 3 (Fulton)

11:10 p.m. Lock 2 (Fulton)

1:05 p.m. Lock 1 (Phoenix)

2 p.m. Lock 24 (Baldwinsville); board tugboat

4:45 p.m. Lock 23 (Brewerton); aboard tugboat

FRIDAY, OCT. 14 (times are approximate)

8:45 a.m. Lock 22 (New London)

9:20 a.m. Lock 21 (New London)

10:30 a.m. Rome Terminal; Dedication of boat launch; board tugboat

12: p.m. Lock 20 (Whitesboro); aboard tugboat

1:50 p.m. Lock 19 (Frankfort)

3:45 p.m. Lock 18 (Jacksonburg)

5 p.m. Lock 17 (Little Falls)