-30-The New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Spanning 524 miles across New York State, the waterways link the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes and Lake Erie via the Niagara River with communities rich in history and culture. For more information the New York State Canal System, please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit http://www.nyscanals.gov/ .
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