NYS Canal System

Explore to the West or North

NYS CanalDonovan’s Shady Harbor Marina is the first full-service marina past Catskill and a  great place to reprovision at our new convenience store. We can also step your mast before heading North through Albany and the Troy Lock.

After entering the lock you can explore the Erie Canal all the way to Buffalo on Lake Erie, take the Oswego Canal to Lake Ontario or head North through the Champlain Canal and over to the St. Lawrence Seaway. Be sure to stop in before continuing your trip, the Donovan’s have traveled the waterways extensively on their own boat and can offer some sound advice. We are also proud to be Commander Level Sponsors of the America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association.

Please note that the height limit for the Erie Canal is 20′ and 17′ for Lake Champlain.

NYS Canal Passes Sold Here
We are proud to be a 2012 New York Canal Corporation Permit Agent.  We have two-day, ten-day, and seasonal passes available at the Marina.  You must complete the application.  Download your Recreational Vessel Pass Application or pick up a form at the Marina.

For more information on the canal system visit this online resource.

Store Hours: 9am - 6pm Sunday -Thursday and 9am - 7pm Friday and Saturday