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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal - Waterford

July 1, 2019


Mariners are advised that during the Waterford Steamboat Meet, 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 8:00 AM, Thursday, July 4th to 1:00 PM, Sunday, July 7th.  During this time, 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.

A 50-yard security zone around participating vessels will be in effect during the Waterford Steamboat parade from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Friday, July 5th.  The Steamboat parade will start at the Federal Lock in Troy and proceed to the Waterford Harbor.

Additionally, a 50-yard security zone will be in effect around the fireworks staging barge located off the south lower approach wall of Lock E-2 on Saturday, July 6th.  Anchoring will be permitted in the harbor on Saturday during the fireworks east of the Pebble’s Island Road Bridge (E-1).

Mariners are requested to maintain a safe distance from emergency vessels.

 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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