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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal - Waterford

July 23, 2018


Mariners are advised that during Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, August 18th, use of Waterford Harbor floating docks will be restricted to participating vessels; limited docking on the terminal wall, which offers no services, will remain available.  The event will take place from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  During this time and an hour before and after the event, alternative docking for commercial and pleasure craft will be available between Locks E-2 and E-4 in the Waterford Flight, as directed by the Lock Operator who can be reached at (518) 237-0810.  The area will remain open to through-traffic, but commercial traffic requiring clearance through the event must call (518) 461-0942, at least 24 hours in advance.

There will be breaks in between heats during which traffic may pass through as directed.  Mariners should expect minor delays and plan itineraries accordingly. 


A webcam of Waterford Harbor looking east toward the Hudson River can be found at

A webcam of Waterford Harbor looking west toward Lock E2 can be found at

Marinas and Public Docks can be found at and on the Canal Map at

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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