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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal - Rotterdam

July 13, 2023

Mariners are advised that Erie Canal Lock E-9 in Rotterdam will operate with reduced width due to a non-operating upper gate beginning at 9:00 a.m. today, July 13th. Vessels with a maximum beam of 21 feet may pass without interruption.  It is anticipated the lock will return to normal operating width by 2:00 p.m. today.

Boaters should plan their itineraries accordingly.

A chart covering the affected area can be found at 

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

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