Waterford Flight of Locks


When the Erie-Barge Canal opened in 1917, five large locks on the Waterford side of the canal replaced the original sixteen locks that had brought the old canal through Cohoes. The Waterford flight of five locks in 1.5 miles raise boats the greatest vertical distance in the world from 15.2 feet to 180 feet. All this to navigate around Cohoes Falls. A park with picnic tables and a boat launch is located around these five locks.


New York State Canal Corporation
P.O. Box 189
Waterford, NY 12201-0189


42.80476100, -73.71324100
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