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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Pittsford

September 7, 2023

Mariners are advised that the Pittsford Youth Services will hold a Duck Drop Derby on Saturday, September 9th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The event will start at the North Main St. SR 96 Lift Bridge (E-138) over the Erie Canal in Pittsford and finish approximately 300 feet east, at the Port of Pittsford Park. The finish line will be marked by a rowboat in the channel.

Boaters may be delayed for a short period of time during the race and should plan itineraries accordingly.

Information about the event can be found at    

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A chart showing the affected area can be found at

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

In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation Emergency Call Center at: (833) 538-1042.

The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the "Notice to Mariners" notification program at

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