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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Scotia

June 1, 2023

Mariners are advised of a series of racing shell regatta events that will be occurring at on Saturday, June 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will start in the vicinity of the Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, in the navigation channel from Buoy R "82" to Buoy R "100".

There will be breaks between heats lasting no more than 30 minutes during which traffic may pass as directed. Law enforcement boats will be positioned to monitor boat traffic and safety boats will be present to direct boater traffic. Boaters must follow all instructions from the law enforcement and safety boats at the event, reduce speed, stop all forward motion, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when traversing this area.

Boaters should plan itineraries accordingly. 

A chart showing the affected areas can be found at

Features along the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

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

The Canal Corporation urges all users and stakeholders to register to receive updates through the Notice to Mariners notification program by clicking here.

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In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation’s Emergency Call Center at 833-538-1042