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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Tribes Hill

October 5, 2022

Mariners are advised of law enforcement diver training activities occurring on the Mohawk River in the vicinity of Erie Canal Lock E-12 in Tribes Hill on Thursday, October 6th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Law enforcement boats will be stationed on the perimeter of the training area.

Boaters should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when approaching the area and be aware of participating vessels passing through the lock.  

A chart covering the affected area can be found at

Features along the western portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at 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.

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