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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Tonawanda

July 1, 2022

Mariners are advised of a fireworks display at the Webster St. Bridge (E-248) in Tonawanda on Monday, July 4th at dusk. The Canal in the vicinity of the bridge, including a 200-foot radius around the bridge, will be closed to vessel traffic at 9:00 pm and will reopen at approximately 10:15 pm, after the event. Law enforcement will be present.

Boaters transiting the area should be aware that set-up work for the event will begin at 2:00 pm. Boaters traveling through the area after this time should travel at a "No Wake" speed of not more than 5 mph.

A chart covering the affected area can be found at

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

In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation Emergency Call Center at: (833) 538-1042.

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

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