The annual Waterford Tugboat Roundup scheduled for Sept. 9-11, 2011, at the Waterford Harbor on the Erie Canal has been canceled because of the impacts from Tropical Storm Irene.
High waters and flood damage have hampered navigation along the New York State Canal system. The Hudson River also has high waters.
The Erie Canal remains closed to navigation between Lock 2 in Waterford, Saratoga County, and Lock 19 in Frankfort, Montgomery County. The Champlain Canal remains closed for its entire length. No date has been established on when these canal sections might re-open.
For updates and information monitor 1-800-4CANAL4 and www.canals.ny.gov.