Media Advisory: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28

Erie Canal Opens Early at Lock 34-35 in Lockport

LOCKPORT, NY (04/27/2012)(readMedia)-- WHAT: The New York State Canal system opens ahead of schedule

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012

WHERE: Erie Canal Lock 34-35 in Lockport

WHO: The lock operator is John McKee. This is a media availability and photo op.

WHY: The Erie Canal will open ahead of schedule at the above time/date.

The traditional opening day for the Canal system is May 1. The Cayuga-Seneca Canal and the Oswego Canal also will open April 28. The Champlain Canal is scheduled to open, Sunday, April 29.

CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs, (518) 436-2983