ADVISORY: Champlain Canal Inspection Tour Nov. 3 & 4

Canal Director Stratton Visits Locks Aboard Tugboat

ALBANY, NY (11/01/2011)(readMedia)-- WHAT: Annual inspection tour of the Champlain Canal.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov.3, and Friday, Nov. 4

(detailed schedule below; times subject are to change).

WHERE: Washington County, Rensselaer County and Saratoga County.

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

CONTACT aboard the tugboat: John Joyce (518) 469-5836

R.S.V.P. to the Office of Public Affairs (518) 436-2983 if you want to ride all or a portion of the trip aboard the tugboat Governor Cleveland. Ground transportation can be arranged.


SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, NOV. 3 (times are approximate):

8:45 a.m. Lock 12 (Whitehall)

9:15 a.m. Board Canal tugboat

10:05 a.m. Lock 11 (Comstock)

11:40 a.m. Lock 9 (Smith's Basin/Kingsbury)

12:50 p.m. Lock 8 (Fort Edward)

1:40 p.m. Lock 7 (Fort Edward)

SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 4 (times are approximate):

8:00 a.m. Fort Edward Maintenance Facility

8:15 a.m. Board Canal tugboat

9:15 a.m. Lock 6 (Fort Miller)

10:30 a.m. Lock 5 (Schuylerville)

12:45 p.m. Lock 4 (Schaghticoke)

1:55 p.m. Lock 3 (Schaghticoke)

3:05 p.m. Lock 2 (Halfmoon)

4:10 p.m. Lock 1 (Halfmoon)

5:20 p.m. Waterford Harbor