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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Pittsford

May 26, 2023


Mariners are advised that the Pittsford Crew Club will hold a regatta starting on Saturday, May 27th at 8:00 am and ending on Sunday, May 28th at 5:00 pm. Approximately 200 racing shells will be participating in the event. Participants will assemble just west of the Cartersville Guard Gate and start each race just east of the Mitchell Road Bridge (E-136), then will proceed west to Schoen Place. Safety launches will be located at both ends of the course to monitor traffic. After crossing the finish line participants will continue west to the Pittsford Department of Public Works to exit the Canal. Details about the event can be found at Spring Regatta Schedule - Pittsford Crew

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

A chart showing the affected area can be found at                                                             

Features along the western Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

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