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New York State Canal Corporation

 Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Fort Hunter/Scotia

October 8, 2021

Mariners are advised that the Burnt Hills Rowing Association will be conducting a marathon row on Saturday, October 9. The event will start at the Schoharie Crossing west of Erie Canal Lock E-12 (Tribes Hill), continue through to Lock E-8 (Scotia) and finish in Alplaus near the Mohawk Valley Marina. Approximately 5 rowing shells rowing shells will participate and be accompanied by three outboard escort boats.

Mariners should reduce speed, stop all forward motion and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when approaching event participants.

The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. All vessel operators should plan their trips to ensure they exit the system by that time. For more information, click here.

Charts covering the affected area include and

Features along the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

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