Notice to Mariners
Champlain Canal – Mechanicville
July 24, 2020
Mariners are advised that New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) will lower the water surface level between Champlain Canal Locks C-3 Mechanicville (or elevation = 66.1 to 65.6 feet) beginning on Monday, August 3rd and lasting approximately two weeks, to accommodate inspection and maintenance on the dam at Lock C-3.
These activities will cause a drop in the water level which may affect boats and docks on the pond level above Lock C-3. This reduction should not impact most recreational traffic. Commercial or recreational vessels drafting more than 8 feet should contact the Canal Corporation for additional information at 518 461-0942. Boaters are also advised to stay in the middle of the navigation channel. Any complications or inclement weather conditions may delay this schedule.
Chart 14786 C-02 covering the affected area can be found at
Features along the eastern portion of the Champlain Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=champlain
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