Underwater Inspections: Cayuga-Seneca and Western Erie Canals

06/13/2024 08:58 PM

Notice to Mariners

 Cayuga-Seneca and Erie Canals

June 3, 2024

Mariners are advised of underwater inspections occurring on the Cayuga-Seneca and Erie Canals on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, June 4th – Cayuga-Seneca Canal Lock CS-1, (Cayuga) – Guard Gate, South of the lock and Northwest Approach Wall.
  • Thursday, June 6th - Cayuga-Seneca Canal Lock CS-4, (Waterloo) – Guard Gate, West of the Lock and Taintor Gate, North of the Lock.
  • Friday, June 7th – Erie Canal Lock E-25, (May’s Point) – Northwest Approach Wall, Lyons Dry Dock North Approach Wall and Brockport Waste Wier just west of Smith St. Bridge (E-183) in the Village of Brockport.

The inspection areas will be marked by commercial diver’s flags while divers are in the water. Boaters should use caution and proceed at a "No Wake" speed of not more than 5 mph in these areas.  Delays may occur during the inspections. Boaters should plan their itineraries accordingly.                         

A chart showing the affected area can be found at

https://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786cs5l.png ,        

https://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786e04.png and


Features along the Cayuga-Seneca and Erie Canals are listed by mileage at

https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=cayugaseneca  and


The Canal Corporation urges all users and stakeholders to register to receive updates through the Notice to Mariners notification program by clicking here.

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To report an issue or incident along the Canal system, please call the Canal Corporation’s Emergency Call Center at 833-538-1042.