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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Tribes Hill to Yosts

October 10, 2023

Mariners are advised of spill containment and boom development training exercises occurring on the Mohawk River from Erie Canal Lock E-12 in Tribes Hill to Lock E-13 in Yosts throughout the day on Wednesday, October 11th. Boaters should be aware of containment booms along the navigation channel and training exercise vessels traveling on this level and should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when approaching participating vessels and under no circumstances shall any vessel exceed 5 MPH.

A chart covering the affected area can be found at   through                            

Features along the western 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