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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

 Erie Canal – Fort Plain

September 10, 2021


Mariners are advised of an underwater inspection of the SW/Upper approach wall of Erie Canal Lock E-15 (Fort Plain) on Monday, September 13th.

Delays may occur, so plan itineraries accordingly. It is suggested that mariners contact Lock E-15 by phone at (518) 993-4161 prior to coming within VHF range to make the lock tender aware of the intended transit, and to get updates on expected delays.

The inspection area will be marked by commercial and recreational diver’s flags while divers are in the water. Boaters should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when transiting this area.

A chart covering the affected area can be found at

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

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