New York Canal System, Guard gate span lowered: Erie Canal Rome

Notice to Mariners Erie Canal – Rome August 26, 2020 Mariners are advised that the south span of Guard Gate 7 in Rome will remain in the lowered position for maintenance until further notice. Boater traffic must proceed through the north span. A map showing the affected area can be found at The operational Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Survey Assistance Needed

Coast Guard wants your feedback! Help improve the Nation’s shallow draft waterways ATON system The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a 5 minute on-line survey to assess the East Coast Shallow Draft Waterway Systems. The study will help the Coast Guard to determine the Aids to Navigation (ATON) requirements in the Shallow Draft Waterway Systems Read More

New York Canal System, Reduced Overhead Clearance, Erie Canal

Notice to Mariners Erie Canal – Mohawk River August 31, 2020 Mariners are advised that high water levels along Mohawk River sections of the Erie Canal have reduced the vertical clearance of Bridge E-14A (I-890 connector) to 20.77’, which is below the governing 21’ for this section of canal. Updates will follow. This bridge can be Read More

Florida, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Levels Update

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Data Ending  2400 hours 30 AUG 2020     Today’s Lake Okeechobee Stage = 14.29 (Feet-NGVD29) Today’s Route 1 Navigational Depth ≈ 8.23 Feet Today’s Route 2 Navigational Depth ≈ 6.43 Feet Bridge Clearance = 49.52 Feet Feet Report Generated 31AUG2020 @ 15:48** Preliminary Data-Subject to Revision** Due to Read More

Summary of South Carolina to Florida Bridge Status

There will be many bridge closures and restrictions due to construction, weather events, holidays and special events along the Intracoastal Waterway. The list is long and too extensive for us to post here, but you can view them all from the Local Notice To Mariners, Seventh Coast Guard District. Be sure and check the list for Read More

Virginia, Dismal Swamp Route Update

Notice to Navigation Interests U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District CENAO-WRO August 17, 2020, DISMAL SWAMP CANAL AND ALBEMARLE AND CHESAPEAKE CANAL ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. Effective at 8:30 AM on August 18, 2020, the locks at Deep Creek, Virginia, and South Mills, North Carolina will return to their normal operating schedule to accommodate vessels Read More