Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Ilion
September 9, 2020
Mariners are advised of bridge painting activities that will begin Thursday, September 10th on the Route 51 Bridge (E-37A) over the Erie Canal in Ilion. Normal overhead clearance will be reduced by one foot on the south half of the navigation channel due to lighted scaffolding beneath the bridge. Boaters should use the north side of the channel when passing under the bridge. Construction signs are posted on both sides of the bridge.
Mariners should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, blow horns, and proceed at a "No-Wake" speed when traversing this area.
A chart covering the affected area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786e26.png
Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern.
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