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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

 Western Erie Canal – Rochester

October 7, 2022

Mariners are advised that Genesee Rowing Club will hold a regatta on Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday October 9th, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event will start at the New Jefferson Bridge, on the Genesee River and will proceed north across the Erie Canal to the Elmwood Bridge. Approximately 250 rowing boats will participate. Law enforcement and safety boats will be present to monitor the event.

Boaters should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when approaching the event participants.

Details about the event can be found at  EVENTS | geneseerowingclub

A chart covering the affected area can be found at                                                             

Features along the western 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.

The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the "Notice to Mariners" program at

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