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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Amherst

July 29, 2022

Mariners are advised of a regatta demonstration on Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The demonstration will be held in the vicinity of the Amherst Veterans Canal Park with four rowing shells participating in the event. Rowing shells will travel from the West Canal Park and Marina to the Bear Ridge Road Bridge, CR 96 (E-242). Safety boats will monitor the event.

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

More information can be found at West Side Rowing Club (

A chart covering the affected area can be found at   

Features along the western portion 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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