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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Baldwinsville to Onondaga Lake

August 5, 2022

Mariners are advised that a paddling event will be taking place on Saturday, August 6th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Approximately 150 kayaks/canoes will be participating in the event. The course starts at Mercer Memorial Park, continues through Erie Canal Lock E-24 in Baldwinsville, and finishes at Onondaga Lake Park-Willow Bay. Law enforcement will be present.

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

Details about the event can be found at Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor :: Paddle the Water Trail

Charts covering the affected area can be found at  and

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.                    

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