Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal - Waterford
July 1, 2019
Mariners are advised that during the Waterford Steamboat Meet, use of Waterford Harbor floating docks will be restricted to participating vessels; limited docking on the terminal wall, which offers no services, will remain available. The event will take place from 8:00 AM, Thursday, July 4th to 1:00 PM, Sunday, July 7th. During this time, alternative docking for commercial and pleasure craft will be available between Locks E-2 and E-4 in the Waterford Flight, as directed by the Lock Operator who can be reached at (518) 237-0810. The area will remain open to through-traffic, but commercial traffic requiring clearance through the event must call (518) 461-0942, at least 24 hours in advance.
A 50-yard security zone around participating vessels will be in effect during the Waterford Steamboat parade from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Friday, July 5th. The Steamboat parade will start at the Federal Lock in Troy and proceed to the Waterford Harbor.
Additionally, a 50-yard security zone will be in effect around the fireworks staging barge located off the south lower approach wall of Lock E-2 on Saturday, July 6th. Anchoring will be permitted in the harbor on Saturday during the fireworks east of the Pebble’s Island Road Bridge (E-1).
Mariners are requested to maintain a safe distance from emergency vessels.
A webcam of Waterford Harbor looking east toward the Hudson River can be found at http://126.96.36.199:7111/view/viewer_index.shtml?id=7480.
A webcam of Waterford Harbor looking west toward Lock E2 can be found at http://188.8.131.52:7110/view/viewer_index.shtml?id=9630.
Marinas and Public Docks can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/boating/marinas.cgi and on the Canal Map at http://www.canals.ny.gov/maps/index.html?layer=marinas.
Chart 14786 E-40 covering the affected area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786e40.png.
Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/navinfo.cgi?waterw.
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