A large scour hole was detected beneath a supporting pier for the movable dam at Lock E-13 of the Erie Canal on Sept. 17, resulting in the closure of locks 12, 13 and 14 for two to three weeks.
Capt. Worth Brown, who transits the canal each year between bases in Florida and Michigan, was heading south when he received the notice to mariners from the New York State Canal Corp. He said he plans to wait at Winter Harbor Marina on the Oneida River for repairs to finish
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