Notice to Mariners
Eastern Erie and Champlain Canals
September 9, 2022
Mariners are advised of bridge inspections on structures occurring on the Eastern Erie and Champlain Canals, on the following schedule:
- Monday, September 12th – Freemans Bridge (E-11) over Erie Canal in Glenville, Schenectady County.
- Wednesday, September 14th– Route 4 Bridge (C-29) over the Champlain Canal in Whitehall, Washington County.
These bridges, we will be inspected using an Under Bridge Inspection Unit, which will be deployed from the deck of the bridge. Channel width may be reduced, and slight delays may occur due to a skiff moving below bridges being inspected.
Mariners should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, sound horns, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when transiting these areas.
Charts showing the affected areas can be found at
https://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786e38.png and https://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786c10.png
Features along the Eastern Erie and Champlain Canals are listed by mileage at https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern and
In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation Emergency Call Center at: (833) 538-1042.
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