SYRACUSE, 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 24 in Baldwinsville
WHO: Howard Baldwin is the lock operator. 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