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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie/Champlain Canals – Schenectady/Northumberland

August 28, 2020


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


  • Wednesday, September 2nd to Friday, September 4th – Western Gateway Bridge (E-13) in Schenectady, using an under-bridge inspection unit and safety skiff in the water.

  • Wednesday, September 2nd – Route 4 Bridge (C-10) in Northumberland, using a bucket boat.

Channel width may be reduced, and slight delays may occur due to a vessel mounted manlift or under bridge inspection unit (UBIU) 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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