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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Rome

August 4, 2022

Mariners are advised of a restricted speed zone at Bellamy Harbor Park between Mill Street Bridge E-51 and Guard Gate 7 on the Erie Canal due to activities on the water associated with Rome Canalfest. These events will be held from Friday, August 5th at 12:00 pm through Sunday, August 7th at 10:00 pm. Activities will encroach the navigation channel that will delay traffic. There will be breaks in which traffic may pass as directed by navigational inspectors. Mariners should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when traversing this area. Law enforcement boats will be positioned to monitor boat traffic. Boaters should plan itineraries accordingly. 

Mariners are also advised of fireworks displays just east of the Mill St. Bridge E-51 over the Erie Canal on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th at dusk. Boaters in the area are to remain 75 yards from the fireworks source, outside of the fallout zone. Boaters must travel at a "No Wake" speed of not more than 5 mph and be aware of denser than usual traffic and anchored spectator boats in the area. Law enforcement boats will be present.

Details about the event can be found at

Rotary Club of Rome, New York (

A chart the affected area can be found at

Features along the eastern 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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