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Nov. 12 reopening

Overtime for canal this year

After emergency repairs end next week, waterway to be reopened through Dec. 2

A boat exits Lock E-2 of the Erie Canal System in Waterford.
Photographer: Gazette file photo
A boat exits Lock E-2 of the Erie Canal System in Waterford.
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Blocked by emergency repairs on the Erie Canal, commercial shippers and other boaters will get two extra weeks to travel the Mohawk River in late November. Repairs continue at the movable dam at Lock 13 where the Canal Corp. found a hole beneath the structure’s center pier in September. Efforts to stabilize the dam are almost done, and the Canal Corp. is planning a Nov. 12 re-opening. The entire system is usually closed for the ...

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