Notice to Mariners
Erie & Champlain Canals – Towns of Waterford & Halfmoon
August 29, 2018
Mariners are advised of a large group rowing event occurring from Alcathy’s boat launch above Erie Canal Lock E6, downstream through the Waterford Flight and then upstream on the Champlain Canal though Lock C1 on Saturday September 8th from 7:30am until 1:00pm. This event will be passing through the Tugboat Roundup (announced in an August 24th Notice to Mariners). The concurrence of both events at Waterford Harbor is likely to cause delays.
Captains of transiting motor vessels who can adjust their itineraries to avoid the Erie Canal-Champlain Canal Junction on the morning of Saturday, September 8th are encouraged to do so, and those who are unable are to proceed at a no wake, near idle, bare steerageway speed when in sight of event participants, and are to stay clear of and give way to these paddlers at all times.
Details about the events can be found at: https://www.kayaking4meso.org & https://www.tugboatroundup.com
A webcam east view of Waterford Harbor can be found at: http://188.8.131.52:7111.
A webcam west view of Waterford Harbor can be found at: http://184.108.40.206:7110.
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 & http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786c01r.png
Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal and Champlain Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern & http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=champlain
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