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Lock C-12

By Water

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All motorized recreational vessels passing through any lock or lift bridge on the Canal System must purchase either a Seasonal Pass, a Ten-Day Pass or a Two-Day Pass. Information on fees and how to obtain a pass can be found at or by calling Canal Corporation Headquarters (between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm) at (518) 436-2799.


Lock C-12 is located right in the heart of old Whitehall, seven miles from Lock C-11. This unique lock is in the center of the historic part of town and makes for a nice place to walk to. There is a bridge crossing the canal/river over the lock which gives a unique perspective of boats locking through. The lock lowers boats 15.3 feet from the Champlain Canal into Lake Champlain. The Lockmaster can be reached by VHF Radio channel 13 or by phone at (518) 499-1700.

Services Offered

"The Birthplace of the American Navy", Whitehall is a small scenic village located at the northern terminus of the Champlain Canal. It offers a full array of amenities, including groceries, laundry, restaurants, picnic sites, museums, golf and more. Take some time to wander and explore the history of the area at the Skenesborough Museum.


Season And Hours Open

May 1 - May 25 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

May 26 - Sept. 7 - 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sept. 8 - Nov. 15 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note: Hours of operation may change from season to season. For current hours of operation, contact the New York State Canal Corporation at 1-800-4CANAL4 or