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Michael Caswell

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Yet another tree down, in the navigation channel.
« on: August 25, 2020, 02:33:59 pm »
Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal Sylvan Beach

August 25, 2020

Mariners are advised of a submerged tree that is in the navigation channel at Buoy G "679A", east of the Cove Rd. Bridge E-61 in Sylvan Beach. Boaters should use caution when transiting this area.

Crews have been notified.

A chart showing the affected area can be found at

http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786e17.png

Features along the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern                                 

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Mike, and all reading this post... This now makes almost a DOZEN trees that have caused issues along the Empire Trail or the Erie Canal Waterway since it opened on July 4, 2020. Trees are one of the big issues this season, along with keeping the Canal Locks working






That's about 8 weeks time, and the New York State Canal Corporation is averaging more than 1 tree related issue per week so far this year.

Sadly this Facebook group, and it's leadership, like Ms. Agte, still fail to see the signs, fail to understand the real problems and are still fighting AGAINST fixing the Erie Canal & it's dangerous issues with trees. I guess when a tree finally falls and kills someone, this Stop the Canal Clear-cut group just might take note and stop this charade they are playing, fighting public safety by saying "shade is cool". Shade trees falling on people really isn't cool at all, it's deadly.

Unfortunately, the unlucky person who gets crushed by that falling trees, will most likely be blamed for "not watching out where they were going" by the people who subscribe to this Facebook group. The group's leaders will somehow try to also blame the NYS Canal Corporation for "not doing their job", even though they have tried to stand in their way for the past 3 years, and are telling others to do just that even today.

After all there is NOTHING wrong with trees along the Erie Canal to this group, despite any and ALL evidence that may be contrary.
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Re: Yet another tree down into the navigation channel.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2021, 02:27:35 pm »
For those who can't quite understand the whole issue with invasive vegetation, namely trees, along the Erie Canal and NYS Empire Trail. They are a danger to Embankment Integrity, they fall onto the Empire Trail, and they topple into the waterway, prompting a Notice to Mariners as a Channel Obstruction issue.

Here's the list of "tree issues" from the 2021 Navigation Season

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal Lockport - May 7, 2021
Mariners are advised of fallen debris east of the Robinson Road Bridge (E-237) over the Erie Canal in Lockport that is encroaching on the north side of the navigation channel. The debris has been marked off by two danger buoys and one red auxiliary buoy.

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal - Perinton - June 17, 2021
Mariners are advised of a fallen tree approximately 200 yards west of the Lyndon Road Bridge (E-124)  over the Erie Canal in Perinton, that is partially obstructing the south side of the navigation channel and marked with buoys. When transiting this area boaters should use the north side of the navigation channel. Crews have been notified.

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal - Perinton - June 21, 2021
Mariners are advised that the fallen tree west of the Lyndon Road Bridge (E-124) over the Erie Canal in Perinton, has been cleared.

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal Lysander - July 30, 2021
Mariners are advised of a reported tree in the Seneca River just south of the Belgium Bridge (E-72) NY Rt.31 over the Erie Canal in Lysander. The tree is on the west side of the navigation channel in the vicinity of Buoy R "240". Boaters should use caution when transiting this area. Crews have been notified.

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal Sylvan Beach - September 23,2021
Mariners are advised of a submerged tree stump that is in the navigation channel near Buoy G "677", east of the Cove Rd. Bridge E-61 over the Erie Canal, in Sylvan Beach. Boaters should use caution when transiting this area. Maintenance crews have been notified.