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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal - Waterford

July 1, 2015


Mariners are advised that during the Waterford Steamboat Meet, use of Waterford Harbor docking facilities will be restricted to participating vessels.  The event will take place from 8:00 AM, Thursday, July 2nd to 1:00 PM, Sunday, July 5th.  During this time, alternate docking for commercial and pleasure craft will be available between Locks E-2 and E-4 in the Waterford Flight, as directed by the Lock Operator who can be reached at (518) 237-0810.  The area will remain open to through-traffic, but commercial traffic requiring clearance through the event must call (518) 461-0942, at least 24 hours in advance.

A 50-yard security zone around participating vessels will be in effect during the Waterford Steamboat parade from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Friday, July 3rd.  The Steamboat parade will start at the Federal Lock in Troy and proceed to the Waterford Harbor.

Additionally, a 50-yard security zone will be in effect around the fireworks staging barge located off of the south lower approach wall of Lock E-2 on Saturday, July 4th.  Anchoring will be permitted in the harbor on Saturday during the fireworks east of the Pebble’s Island Road Bridge (E-1).

Mariners are requested to maintain a safe distance from emergency vessels.


A webcam of Waterford Harbor looking east toward the Hudson River can be found at

A webcam of Waterford Harbor looking west toward Lock E2 can be found at

Marinas and Public Docks can be found at and on the Canal Map at

Chart 14786 E-40 covering the affected area can be found at

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

For updates and information, please visit or call 1-800-4CANAL4.