Notice to Mariners
Champlain Canal – Fort Edward to Smith’s Basin
September 30, 2022
Mariners are advised that water levels in the Canal from Champlain Canal Lock C-7 in Fort Edward to Lock C-9 in Smith’s Basin are 12 to 18 inches lower than normal due to low water supply from the Glens Falls Feeder Canal. This lower water level may affect boats and docks on this area of the Champlain Canal. Any vessels with greater than 7 feet of draft transiting this area of the Champlain Canal should contact the Canal Corporation at 518 461-0942.
A chart covering the affected area can be found at https://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786c06r.png
Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=champlain
The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. All vessel operators should plan their trips to ensure they exit the system by that time. For more information, please click here.
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 www.canals.ny.gov.
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