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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Crescent
June 1, 2015


Mariners are advised that Guard Gate #2 on the Waterford Flight is now in the down position and will be operated on-demand for vessel traffic.

Guard Gate #1 (0.25 miles east), which is a backup guard gate typically left open during the navigation season, had been temporarily used as the control gate, and is now secured in the up position.

Guard Gate #2 will be notified by Lock E-6 of any westbound vessel traffic and will be opened automatically. Eastbound vessel traffic should contact Guard Gate #2 on approach via channel 13 VHF or at (518) 237-0833.


The operational status of all guard gates can be found at

Chart 14786 E-40 covering the affected area can be found at

Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal can be found at

For updates and information, please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit