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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal - Waterford Harbor

September 7, 2021

Mariners are advised that the Waterford Canal Harbor will be restricted to vessels participating in the Waterford Tugboat Roundup from 7:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10th to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12th.  This area of the Canal System will remain open to through-traffic. Transiting commercial traffic requiring clearance through this area must call the New York State Canal Corporation at (518) 461-0942, at least 24 hours in advance.

During this time, docking for non-event related commercial and pleasure craft will be restricted to between Locks E-3 and E-4 as directed by the Lock Operator. Docking in the main harbor area below Lock E-2 will be restricted to event vessels.

Additionally, a 25-yard security zone around participating vessels will be in effect during the Albany to Waterford tugboat parade from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 10th. A 50-yard security zone will be in effect around the fireworks staging barges located in Waterford Harbor on Friday, September 10th.

Details about the event can be found at Waterford Tugboat Roundup

Marinas and public docks along the canal are listed at: and on the Canal Map at

Charts showing the affected areas can be found at


Features along the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

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

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