Author Topic: UPDATE ERIE CANAL – LOCK E-29 (PALMYRA) TO LOCK E-30 (MACEDON)  (Read 10 times)

Michael Caswell

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NOTICE TO MARINERS

UPDATE ERIE CANAL – LOCK E-29 (PALMYRA) TO LOCK E-30 (MACEDON)

MAY 26, 2021

 

The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that the navigation pool between Erie Canal Lock E-29 (Palmyra) and Lock E-30 (Macedon) continues to operate at a reduced depth. Vessels requiring less than five feet of draft can navigate this stretch of the Erie Canal until further notice.

 The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the “Notice to Mariners” notification program at www.canals.ny.gov.

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May 26, 2021

Mariners are advised that the Erie Canal from Lock E-29 in Palmyra to Lock E-30 in Macedon is closed due to maintenance operations until further notice.

Updates will follow.

 A chart showing the affected area can be found at https://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/nyscce20.jpg

Features along the western portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=eriewestern

The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the “Notice to Mariners” notification program at www.canals.ny.gov.

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Looks like the Support Embankment washout, that took out the old Aqueduct, is now causing the lowering of the Barge Canal water to "pre-1926" levels.

Sadly the real story is in those last three words...

Until Further Notice.

Like, until further notice, consider that a 200 year old NYS Canal System had become a public safety issue due to normal deterioration, lack of proper maintenance and lack of full, thouough inspection.

Or maybe...UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Consider that the NYS Canal System IS BROKEN, and please excuse the mess while the New York Power Authority repairs it.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 05:18:37 pm by Doug K »