Notice to Mariners
Eastern Erie Canal – Herkimer and Oneida Counties
September 9, 2022
Mariners are advised of underwater inspections occurring on the Eastern Erie Canal on the following schedule:
- Tuesday, September 13th – Crane Creek Spillway, west of Erie Canal Lock E-20 (Whitestown)
- Wednesday, September 14th – Utica Harbor Lock Lift Gate (Utica)
- Wednesday, September 14th – Guard Gate 5, just east of Mohawk St. Bridge (E-36) over the Erie Canal (Herkimer)
- Thursday, September 15th – Sterling Creek Retention Dam, west of Erie Canal Lock E-19 (Schuyler)
The inspection areas will be marked by commercial diver’s flags while divers are in the water. Boaters should reduce speed 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/14786e23.png, https://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786e22.png,
Features along the Oswego and Erie Canals are listed by mileage
In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation Emergency Call Center at: (833) 538-1042.
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