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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Scotia

September 29, 2023


Mariners are advised of a regatta being held on Sunday, October 1st, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will start east of Railroad Bridge (E-10) and finish on the west side of Isle of the Cayugas, at Jumping Jacks Drive In. Approximately 300 rowing shells will be participating in the event.

Boaters should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when approaching event participants and under no circumstances shall any vessel exceed 5 MPH.

Law enforcement will be present.

Details about the event can be found at

Charts covering the affected area are: and

Features along the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. All vessel operators should plan their trips to ensure they exit the system by that time.

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.