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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Vischer Ferry to Tribes Hill

October 8, 2023

Mariners are advised of floating debris and strong currents due to recent heavy rainfall in the Mohawk River from Erie Canal Lock E-7 in Vischer Ferry to Lock E-12 in Tribes Hill, particularly at the downstream approaches to locks. 

Boaters should proceed with caution through these areas at "No Wake" speed.

Charts covering the affected area can be found in areas from  through

Features along the eastern portion of 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.