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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Frankfort/Whitesboro

July 18, 2021

Mariners are advised that high water levels of the Erie Canal have reduced the vertical clearance of bridges over the Erie Canal between Erie Canal Lock E-19 in Frankfort and Lock E-20 in Whitesboro over the Erie Canal below the governing 21’. The controlling height is currently approximately 20.2’ at Railroad Bridge (E-46) over the Erie Canal in Marcy.

Boaters should proceed with caution and verify overhead clearances at bridges before proceeding.

Updates will follow.

These bridges can be found at

Bridge heights are listed at

Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

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