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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Waterford to Vischer Ferry

August 26, 2021

Mariners are advised that Erie Canal Locks E-2 (Waterford) to Lock E-7 (Vischer Ferry) that were announced as closed in a previous Notice to Mariners have reopened to navigation.

Boaters should be aware of floating debris 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 and are being relocated by Canal forces. 

Sections of the Canal system that remain closed at this time will reopen as conditions permit.

Charts covering the affected areas can be found at 

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

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