New York, Erie Canal Delays

Notice to Mariners Erie Canal – Waterford/Vischer Ferry June 5, 2021 Mariners are advised that they should expect delays when transiting the Canal from Erie Canal Lock E-2 in Waterford to Lock E-7 in Vischer Ferry due to roving operators covering the locks in this section until further notice. Boaters should plan their itineraries accordingly. Read More

New York, Erie Canal, Depth Reduction

Notice to Mariners Erie Canal – Rochester June 2, 2021 Mariners are advised of shoaling that has reduced the depth of the Erie Canal at the Genesee River Crossing in Rochester. Sailboats that require a deeper draft may not be able to pass this area. A map showing the affected area can be found at Read More

Alabama, Tombigbee Waterway Bridge Closure

The Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge (NSRR) across the Tombigbee River at Mile 89.9, in Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, is being repaired. This bridge will be closed to vessel traffic on July 28 through 30, 2021, each day, from 8:00 a.m., until 8:00 p.m. Vessels that do not need the bridge to open may pass. Mariners Read More

North Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach, Bridge Construction

Mariners are advised that an engineering firm, on behalf of North Carolina Department of Transportation, will be performing maintenance on the SR 904 Bridge across Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), mile 333.7, between Shallotte, NC and Ocean Isle, NC. The maintenance will be conducted from Sunday night to Friday morning; from June 1, 2021, through May Read More

New York, Erie Canal, Waterford Flight Delays

Notice to Mariners Erie Canal – Waterford Flight May 28, 2021 Mariners are advised that Waterford Flight, transit time will take longer than normal due to controlled water flows for remediation project work on the Old Champlain Canal. This delay will vary from 60 to 90 minutes and will continue through the end of the Read More

New York, Erie Canal, Shoaling

Notice to Mariners Erie Canal – St. Johnsville/Little Falls May 30, 2021 Mariners are advised of silt deposits in the navigation pool from Erie Canal Lock E-16 in St. Johnsville to Lock E-17 in Little Falls in the vicinity of Guard Gate 3 in Indian Castle, due heavy stream flows. Vessels with draft more than Read More

Great Lakes Water Levels Updates

Expected water levels on the Great Lakes. See enclosure for the expected water levels on the Great Lakes. Connecting Channels and the St. Lawrence River, given in inches above (+) or below (-) Low Water Datum (LWD). LWD is a plane of reference used on a navigation chart. It is also known as chart datum.See Read More