Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal - Waterford Harbor
September 5, 2017
Mariners are advised that the Waterford Canal Harbor will be restricted to vessels participating in the Waterford Tugboat Roundup from 7:00 AM on Friday, September 8th to 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 10th. This area of the Canal System will remain open to through-traffic. Transiting commercial traffic requiring clearance through this area must call the New York State Canal Corporation at (518) 461-0942, at least 24 hours in advance.
During this time, docking for non-event related commercial and pleasure craft will be restricted to between Locks E-3 and E-4, with certain commercial vessels between Locks E-2 and E-3 in the Waterford Flight, as directed by the Lock Operator. Docking in the main harbor area below Lock E-2 will be restricted to event vessels.
Additionally, a 25-yard security zone around participating vessels will be in effect during the Albany to Waterford tugboat parade from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, September 8th. A 25-yard security zone will be in effect around the fireworks staging barge located in Waterford Harbor on Saturday, September 9th.
Details about the event can be found at http://www.tugboatroundup.com and https://www.facebook.com/tugboatroundup.
A webcam east view of the event site can be found at: http://126.96.36.199:7111.
A webcam west view of the event site can be found at: http://188.8.131.52:7110.
Marinas and public docks along the canal are listed at: http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/boating/marinas.aspx and on the Canal Map at http://www.canals.ny.gov/maps/index.html?layer=marinas.
Charts covering the affected area include: 14786 E-40 http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786e40.png and 14786 C-1 http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786c01l.png.
Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern.
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