The New York State Canal System (formerly known as the New York State Barge Canal) is a successor to the Erie Canal and other canals within New York. The Erie Canal is a popular canal in New York state from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, approximately 360 miles connecting the Great Lakes Canals are artificial channels for water There are two types of canals water conveyance canals which are used for the conveyance and delivery of water and Waterways New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Currently, the 525-mile (845 km) system is composed of the Erie Canal, the Oswego Canal, the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, and the Champlain Canal. The Oswego Canal is a Canal in the New York State Canal System located in New York, United States. The Cayuga-Seneca Canal is a Canal in New York, USA. It is now part of the New York State Canal System. The Champlain Canal is a 60-mile Canal that connects the south end of Lake Champlain to the Hudson River in New York.
The Erie Canal connects the Hudson River to Lake Erie; the Cayuga-Seneca Canal connects Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake to the Erie Canal; the Oswego Canal connects the Erie Canal to Lake Ontario; and the Champlain Canal connects the Hudson River to Lake Champlain. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami Lake Erie (ˈɪəriː is the fourth largest Lake (by surface area of the five Great Lakes, and the tenth largest globally Seneca Lake, one of western New York 's glacial Finger Lakes, is the largest finger lake Cayuga Lake (pronounced either "kā-'yü-gə" or "kī-'yü-gə" is the longest of western New York 's glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Lake Champlain (French lac Champlain) is a natural freshwater Lake in North America, located mainly within the borders of the United States
In 1903 New York State legislature authorized constuction of the New York State Barge Canal as the "Improvement of the Erie, the Oswego, the Champlain and the Cayuga and Seneca Canals". Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting The New York State Canal System (formerly known as the New York State Barge Canal) is a successor to the Erie Canal and other Canals within New York The Oswego Canal is a Canal in the New York State Canal System located in New York, United States. The Champlain Canal is a 60-mile Canal that connects the south end of Lake Champlain to the Hudson River in New York. The Cayuga-Seneca Canal is a Canal in New York, USA. It is now part of the New York State Canal System.  In 1905, construction of the Barge Canal began, which was completed in 1918, at a cost of $96. Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common 7 million.  The Barge Canal's new route took advantage of rivers (such as the Mohawk River, Oswego River, Seneca River, Genesee River and Clyde River) that the original Erie Canal builders had avoided, thus bypassing some major cities formerly on the route, such as Syracuse, New York. The Mohawk River is a long River in the US state of New York. The Oswego River is a River in upstate New York in the United States. There are at least two Rivers called the Seneca River: Seneca River (New York Seneca River (Savannah River The Genesee River's ( Čunehstí•yu• in Tuscarora) name is derived from the Seneca tribe word meaning good valley or pleasant valley Syracuse (locally ˈsɛrəkjuːs sometimes ˈsɪrəkjuːs or /ˈsɪərəkjuːs/ by non-natives is a city in Central New York, USA. However, particularly in western New York State, the canal system uses the same (enlarged) channel as the original Erie Canal.
Since the 1970s, the state has ceased modernizing the system due to the shift to truck transport. The Erie Canal is a popular canal in New York state from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, approximately 360 miles connecting the Great Lakes Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York State, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The canal is preserved primarily for historical and recreational purposes. Today, very few commercial vessels use the canal; it is mainly used by private pleasure boats, although it also serves as a supply of fresh water and as a method of controlling floods.
Since 1992, the Barge Canal is no longer known by that name. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Individual canals in the New York State Canal System, formerly collectively known as "the Barge Canal," are now referred to by their original names (Erie Canal, Oswego Canal, Cayuga-Seneca Canal, and Champlain Canal). Today, the system's canals are 12 feet (4 meters) deep, 120 feet wide, with 57 electrically operated locks, and can accommodate vessels up to 2000 tons (1800 metric tons). The canal system is open for navigation generally from early May through mid-October, with opening and closing dates dependent on weather conditions and water levels.
Financial support of the canal system is from tolls collected on the New York State Thruway; since 1992, it is operated by the Thruway Authority's Canal Recreationway Commission. The New York State Thruway (officially the Governor Thomas E Dewey Thruway) is a limited-access toll Highway in the U The application of tolls to support the canal and other non-thruway projects is a matter of controversy. Usage fees for boaters were eliminated in 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
In 2004, the New York State Canal Corporation reported a total of 122,034 recreational lockings on the canal, along with 8,514 tour boat lockings and 7,369 hire boat lockings, and a total of 12,182 tons of cargo valued at approximately $102 million was shipped on the canal system. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The New York State Canal Corporation is a subsidiary of the New York State Thruway Authority.
Travel on the Canal's middle section (particularly in the Mohawk River valley) was severely hampered during destructive flooding in Upstate New York in late June and early July 2006. Flood damage to the canal system and its facilities was estimated to be at least $15 million. The 2007 boating season on the canal was cut short by a week due to water shortages at Hinckley Reservoir in Oneida County, one of the canal's main feeder sources. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Oneida County is the name of several counties in the United States: Oneida County Idaho Oneida County New York