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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal - Waterford

June 26, 2023

Mariners are advised that limited dock space will be available at the Waterford Canal Harbor due to reserved dock space, starting on the morning of Thursday, June 29th and lasting until the morning of Sunday, July 2nd. Boaters should plan their itineraries accordingly.

Boaters are also advised of a fireworks display from a barge in the Waterford Canal Harbor on Saturday, July 1st, starting at 9:00 p.m. and continuing until approximately 10:00 p.m. A 50-yard security zone will be in effect around the fireworks staging barge during the event.

A chart covering 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