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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Clyde to Newark

July 22, 2021

Mariners are advised that Erie Canal Locks E-26 (Clyde) to Lock E-28B (Newark) that were announced as closed in a previous Notice to Mariners will reopen to navigation on Friday, July 23rd at 7:00 am.

Mariners are also reminded that the following sections of the Canal system remain closed due to the recent heavy rainfall which has caused high flows and hazardous conditions:

Erie Canal

Lock E-24 (Baldwinsville)

Lock E-25 (Mays Point)

Lock E-29 (Palmyra)

Lock E-30 (Macedon)

Oswego Canal

Lock O-1 (Phoenix) through Lock O-8 (Oswego)

Cayuga-Seneca Canal

Lock CS-1 (Cayuga)

Boaters should be aware of floating debris that has been generated by recent heavy rainfall and proceed with caution, at a "No Wake" speed as some debris may be hard to see. Some buoys (Aids to Navigation) may be off station. Boaters should also verify overhead clearances at bridges before proceeding.

Updates to follow.

Charts covering the affected area can be found at through                                                                        

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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