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New leak scuttles plan to reopen Erie Canal

Heavy equipment are at the base of Lock 13 in the town of Root as repairs and reconstruction of the lock continued in September.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Heavy equipment are at the base of Lock 13 in the town of Root as repairs and reconstruction of the lock continued in September.
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The state Canal Corp. on Friday canceled plans for a late-season re-opening of the Erie Canal and marked Sunday as the start of a final, three-day chance for boaters to get off the Mohawk River. A monthlong, unexpected project to stabilize subsurface water intrusion at the Lock 13 movable dam was near completion this week when contractors found a new stream of water erupting into their work site, which is shrouded by a coffer dam. ...


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