New York, Erie Canal, Shoaling

Written by Chuck Baier
May 31, 2021

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 6 feet should not transit this level.

Updates will follow.

Charts covering the affected area can be found at

Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

Chuck Baier

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