Hi there any one looking for a great boating vacation should check out the N.Y. S. Canal System in 2017 . Construction began July 4 1817 in Rome NY.This year marks 200 hundred years of navigation from May to end of November every year since . There are four canals still in operation The Erie, Oswego , Champlain and Cayuga and Seneca for a total of 545 miles of connected fully navigable canals . Start your search at NYScanals .gov. and come boat through history and the many impressive features of any canal system in the world.