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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal Lock E-32 – Vessel Lockings

July 21, 2023

Mariners are advised that effective today, the Canal Corporation encourages locking by multiple vessels at a time at Erie Canal Lock E-32 in Pittsford due to increased lock use and regulation of water levels along the Western Erie Canal. 

Motorized and non-motorized vessels may be asked to wait for additional vessels to lock through at this location. Non-motorized operators seeking passage should call the lock operator at 585-586-1837 to inquire when the next motorized vessel is expected to arrive.

A chart showing the affected area can be found at 

Features along the western 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