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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Scotia to Fort Plain

October 5, 2021

Mariners are advised of floating debris and strong currents due to recent heavy rainfall in the Mohawk River from Erie Canal Lock E-8 (Scotia) to Lock E-15 (Fort Plain), particularly at the downstream approaches to locks. 

Boaters should proceed with caution through these areas.

Charts covering the affected area can be found in areas from


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

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