Created: 04/23/2014 3:33 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
New York officials say the State Canal System is scheduled to open for the season at 7 a.m. Saturday, provided conditions permit it.
Initial hours of operation for the statewide system of waterways are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 21.
From May 22 to Sept. 10 the hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., returning to the earlier schedule after that until Nov. 19.
Various locks and lift bridges will operate on demand during schedules posted by canal officials.