Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Amsterdam
July 16, 2021
Mariners are advised of a series of group kayaking excursion events occurring on the Erie Canal in Amsterdam, east of Erie Canal Lock E-12 in Tribes Hill, at the Yankee Hill Historic Lock kayak launch.
Kayak event participants will proceed through Erie Canal Lock E-11 in Amsterdam and exit the Canal at the Port Jackson Boat Launch and Park. These events will occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and will continue through August 29th.
Boaters should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when approaching event participants and under no circumstances shall any vessel exceed 5 MPH.
There are also four additional excursion event locations across the Canal System with information available at https://www.canals.ny.gov/onthecanals/
A chart covering the affected area can be found at
Features along the western portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern
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