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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Western Erie Canal – Brighton

June 21, 2023

Mariners are advised of an underwater inspection occurring on the Erie Canal on the following schedule:

  • Thursday, June 22nd – West of Erie Canal Lock E-33 in Rochester and just east of Winton Rd. Bridge E-43 over the Erie Canal, along the southern half of the navigation channel.

The inspection area will be marked by a diver’s boat and commercial diver’s flags while divers are in the water. Boaters should reduce speed and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when transiting this area.

A chart showing the affected area can be found 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