The Erie Canal is a navigable channel in New York, connecting Albany on the Hudson River to Buffalo at Lake Erie. This 338 miles waterway is now used for recreational boating and links many historical towns on the north of the state.

The app shows on the state map the main navigation route, the location of locks, guard gates, lift bridges and moorings along the canal and plots biking trails nearby. The app also provides direct links to NYS Canals, and other websites for additional information.

Using GPS, the user can also view his own location on the map and thus identify locks and marinas nearby and plot his position regarding to navigation and biking routes.

For those travelling northern New York by car, the integration with the Maps app allows users to receive detailed information on how to reach locks and marinas with routes and directions provided by the device's GPS.

On iPhones, the app allows users to call lockstations and marinas along the canal.

Warning : this app does not replace specialized publications and nautical charts. Not for navigation !

Note from Apple : Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 3

Small changes in user interface.

Customer Reviews

Little, if any, useful info...


Site pins do not direct you to info a boater negotiating the canal would need - in many cases you're redirected to the website of a boat whose owners extensively photographed the canal. Probably interesting to an armchair traveler, but of little use to actual boaters...

Completely Useless😕

Jean Paul 11

Title says it all....


Manoel Cunha
4.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2017 Manoel Cunha


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