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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Oneida Lake

October 24, 2023


Mariners are advised that the buoys on Oneida Lake are being removed for the season and replaced with smaller, ice-resistant spars of the same color marking their locations by Thursday, October 26th. Additionally, lighted navigational aids will be extinguished and removed for the season.

Chart 14786 E-16 and 14788 (same map but larger and more detailed) covering the affected area can be found at and

The Canal system closed to navigation at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

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.