On the south shore of Lake Ontario, Oswego is a bustling port located off the Erie Canal that links the Great Lakes to the Hudson River. Many boaters cruise through Oswego en route to their destinations, and all of them enjoy the hospitality and amenities Oswego offers. Oswego (Iroquois for “flowing out”) has a rich heritage affected by the influence of Iroquois Indians, French and British armies, several wars, the Erie and Oswego canals, the Underground Railroad and a Holocaust refugee camp. Want to learn more about Oswego's history while getting some exercise? Visit the Oswego Maritime Trail, which features various historic sites and landmarks.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!