Cayuga-Seneca and Erie Canals: Underwater Inspections

06/21/2024 01:52 PM

Notice to Mariners

Cayuga-Seneca and Erie Canals

June 21, 2024


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

  • Monday, June 24 – Cayuga-Seneca Lock CS-4 (Waterloo) – Guard Gate
  • Tuesday, June 25 – Cayuga-Seneca Lock CS-4 (Waterloo) – Taintor Gate and Retention Dam, North of the Lock
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Erie Canal Lock E-27 (Lyons) Northeast Approach Wall
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Erie Canal Lock E-28B (Newark) Northeast Approach Wall
  • Thursday, June 27 – Erie Canal Lock E-25 (May’s Point) Northwest Approach Wall

The inspection areas will be marked by commercial diver’s flags while divers are in the water. Boaters should reduce speed and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when transiting these areas.                                 Charts showing the affected areas can be found at

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