Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Waterford
May 13, 2015
Mariners are advised that the Waterford Flight (Locks E2-E6 and Guard Gates 1 & 2) has reopened. The entire New York State Canal System is open to navigation.
Mariners are advised that Guard Gate #2 on the Waterford Flight has been secured in the full up position. It is currently inoperable and so will not be operated on-demand for vessel traffic until further notice.
Guard Gate #1 (0.25 miles east), which is a backup guard gate typically left open during the navigation season, will be opened for vessel traffic on-demand until further notice.
Guard Gate #1 will be notified by Lock E-6 of any westbound vessel traffic and will be opened automatically. Eastbound vessel traffic should contact Guard Gate #1 on approach via channel 13 VHF or at (518) 237-0833.
The operational status of all guard gates can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/boating/guardgates.aspx.
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 can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern.
For updates and information, please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit Canals.NY.gov.