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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Rotterdam

June 14, 2023

Mariners are advised that Erie Canal Lock E-9 in Rotterdam will only be passing vessels with a maximum beam of 21 feet due to an inoperable lower gate until further notice.

Maintenance crews have been dispatched.

Updates will follow.

A chart showing the affected area can be found at

Features along the eastern 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.