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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Rochester

July 22, 2021

Mariners are advised that the Erie Canal East and West Guard Locks in Rochester have been raised to allow normal navigation to resume through the Genesee River Crossing. Erie Canal Lock E-32 in Pittsford and Lock E-33 in Henrietta have also reopened to navigation.

Boaters should use caution when traversing the Genesee River Crossing due to strong currents and floating debris in the Genesee River. Some buoys (Aids to Navigation) may be off station.

Crews have been notified and are working to relocate the buoys.

A chart showing the affected area can be found at and

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

The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the "Notice to Mariners" notification program at

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