Notice to Mariners
August 20, 2021
Mariners are advised that high water levels from recent heavy rainfall along sections of the Erie Canal from Lock E-7 (Vischer Ferry) to Lock E-8 (Scotia) have reduced the vertical clearance of many bridges over the Erie Canal. Boaters should verify overhead clearances at bridges before proceeding.
A chart showing the affected areas can be found at
Features on the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern
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