Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Cities of Tonawanda & North Tonawanda
July 18, 2019
Mariners are advised of the following navigation restrictions on the Erie Canal between the CSX Railroad Bridge (E-246) and Webster Street (E-248) this coming weekend related to Canal Fest of the Tonawandas:
Saturday, July 20th
3:00 PM - Rubber Duck Race (45 minutes). Boaters will experience a delay for a short period of time, during the race.
6:00 PM - Sika Cup Challenge Race (1.5 hours). Boaters will experience a delay for a short period of time, during the race.
- Dusk - Boat Parade (45 minutes). A 50-yard security zone around participating vessels will be in effect during the near the flotilla.
Sunday, July 21th
- Dusk - Fireworks (1 hour, 15 minutes). This area of the Canal will be closed to vessel traffic. Mariners in the area are to maintain a distance 75 yards from the fireworks source, outside of the fallout zone. Boaters must travel at a "No Wake" speed of not more than 5 mph and be aware of denser than usual traffic and anchored spectator boats in the area. Law enforcement boats will be present.
Additional information about the event can be found at http://www.canalfest.org.
Chart 14832 covering the affected area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14832t.png.
NYSCC Cruising Guide map E-1 covering the affected area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/nyscce01.jpg.
Features along the western section of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=eriewestern.
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