Notice to Mariners
Western Erie Canal – Macedon/Rochester
October 7, 2022
Mariners are advised of underwater inspections occurring on the Western Erie Canal on the following schedule:
- Tuesday, October 11th – Erie Canal Lock E-30 – (Macedon) Southeast Approach Wall below the lock.
- Wednesday, October 12th – Erie Canal Lock E-30 – (Macedon) Southwest Approach Wall above the lock.
- Thursday, October 13th – Genesee River – (Court Street Dam) Southeast Retaining Wall.
- Friday, October 14th – Genesee River – (Court Street Dam) Southwest Retaining Wall.
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/nyscce20.jpg and https://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/nyscce16.jpg
Features along the Western Erie Canal are listed by mileage at https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=eriewestern
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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