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New York State Canal Corporation

 Notice to Mariners

Eastern Erie Canal – Fort Hunter/Scotia

October 7, 2022

Mariners are advised that the Burnt Hills Rowing Association will be conducting a marathon row on Saturday, October 8th. The event will start at the Schoharie Crossing west of Erie Canal Lock E-12 in Tribes Hill, continue to Lock E-8 in Scotia and finish in Alplaus near the Mohawk Valley Marina. Approximately 8 rowing shells will participate and be accompanied by five outboard escort boats.

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

Charts covering the affected area include and

Features along 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.

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

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