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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Frankfort to Whitesboro

August 5, 2023

Mariners are advised that the Erie Canal from Lock E-19 in Frankfort to Lock E-20 in Whitesboro that was announced as closed in a previous Notice to Mariners has reopened to navigation.

Boaters should proceed with caution when traversing this area of the Canal due to the presence of heavy debris from recent heavy rainfall.

A chart covering the affected area can be found at through

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.