Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal & Cayuga-Seneca Canals
June 29, 2015
Mariners are advised that, due to continued high water from persistent rainfall in the area, and additional rainfall forecast for this week, the Erie Canal from Lock E-24 (Baldwinsville) to Lock E-25 (Mays Point), along with the Cayuga-Seneca Canal between Lock CS-1 (Aurelius) and the Erie Canal Junction will likely remain closed to navigation for an additional two weeks or longer.
For stranded boaters impacted by this closure, the Canal Corporation will escort a group of boats west from Lock E-24 (Baldwinsville) and east from Lock E-25 (Mays Point) tomorrow, June 30th at 8:00 am. Conditions will not allow for this to be repeated in the coming days, so mariners are encouraged to take advantage of this one-time opportunity while this section remains closed. Vessels will be escorted at a “No Wake” speed and vessels requiring greater than 14.5’ overhead clearance will not be permitted to transit, as high waters have reduced available clearance at overhead structures.
Additionally, a “No Wake” restriction is now in effect from Lock E-25 (Mays Point) to Lock E-28A (Lyons), and remains in effect from Oneida Lake to Lock E-24.
For updates and information, please visit Canals.NY.gov or call 1-800-4CANAL4.