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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie/Champlain Canals – Waterford/Halfmoon/Northumberland

August 7, 2020


Mariners are advised that bridge inspections will be occurring on the eastern Erie and Champlain Canals according to the following schedule:

  • Monday, August 10th – Peebles Island Bridge (E-1) in Waterford

  • Tuesday, August 11th and Wednesday August 12th – Northway I-87 Bridge (E-7A) in Halfmoon

  • Thursday, August 13th and Friday, August 14th – Northumberland Bridge (C-10) in Northumberland

Channel width may be reduced, and slight delays may occur due to a vessel mounted manlift and safety boat moving below each bridge being inspected. Inspectors may be contacted on Marine Channel 13.

Boaters should reduce speed, stop all forward motion and proceed at a "No Wake" speed after receiving clearance to pass.

Features along the eastern portion of the Erie and Champlain Canals are listed by mileage at 

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