Aerial Firefighting Practice Above the Erie Canal: between LkE6, LkE7

06/13/2024 08:18 PM

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Towns of Colonie & Halfmoon

April 12, 2024

Mariners are advised of firefighting training with military helicopters on the Mohawk River/Erie Canal between State Route 9 (Bridge E-6) and I-87 Northway (Bridge E-7A) from Monday, April 15th to Thursday, April 18th. National Guard helicopters will be practicing using water buckets to scoop water from the river.

Chart 14786 E-40 covering the affected area can be found at

Features along the eastern portion of the Erie canal are listed by mileage at

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In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation’s Emergency Call Center at 833-538-1042.