by Dave Warner
With the harbor shut down because of the high water and debris, there’s a real line-up of boats waiting to get through Lock 17 when things open up.
According to the New York Canal Corporation, mariners are advised that the Erie Canal from to Lock E-18 Jacksonburg to Lock E-20 Whitesboro has reopened to navigation.
Lock E-16 St. Johnsville to E-17 Little Falls will open tomorrow morning at 7:00 am. Remaining locations will continue to reopen as soon as conditions allow.
Mariners are reminded that they may encounter debris, high water, high current, and buoys off station in any sections recently reopened after a high-water event.