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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Rome and Waterford

July 31, 2023

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

  • Tuesday, August 1st  – Guard Gate 6 in East Rome and Guard Gate 7 in West Rome, in the vicinity of Bellamy Harbor Park.
  • Thursday, August 3rd – Lock E-2 lower approach wall, across from the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center.

The inspection areas will be marked by a dive 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.                                                                                                                                                   

Charts showing the affected area can be found at , and

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.