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  Intracoastal Waterway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tug and barge on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
The Intracoastal Waterway is a 4,800-km (3,000-mile) recreational and commercial waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.
The waterway consists of two non-contiguous segments: the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, extending from Brownsville, Texas to Carrabelle, Florida, and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, extending from Key West, Florida to Boston, Massachusetts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intracoastal_Waterway   (397 words)

 Intracoastal Waterway
In·tra·coas·tal Waterway (ntr-kstl) A system of artificial and natural channels and canals along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the eastern and southeast United States.
The gulf's eastern, northern, and northwestern shores lie within the United States of America (specifically, the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas); its southwestern and southern shores lie within Mexico (specifically, the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo); on the southeast it is bordered by Cuba.
Intracoastal Waterway Intracoastal Waterway is a 4,800 km (3,000 mile) long recreational and commercial waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.
www.floridaluxurywaterfronthomes.com /intracoastal-waterway.htm   (3602 words)

 tti-giww   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Construction began on the Texas Intracoastal Waterway in 1905 with canals dredged 5 feet deep and 40 feet wide from Corpus Christi to Aransas pass, Aransas Pass to Pass Cavallo, and from the Brazos River to West Galveston Bay.
The inland waterway in Texas is conservatively credited with a direct annual economic impact of more than $3 billion from associated port revenues, payrolls and revenues of the water transportation industries and maintenance expenditures on the canal system by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Gulf shoreline erosion at Sargent Beach in Matagorda County is so severe that it poses an immediate threat to the intracoastal canal.
mts.tamug.tamu.edu /GIWW/tti-giww.html   (2171 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Intracoastal Waterway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY [Intracoastal Waterway] c.3,000 mi (4,827 km) long, partly natural, partly artificial, providing sheltered passage for commercial and leisure boats along the U.S. Atlantic coast from Boston, Mass.
The toll-free waterway, authorized by Congress in 1919, is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers at a minimum depth of 12 ft (4 m) for most of its length; some parts have 7-ft (2.1-m) and 9-ft (2.7-m) minimum depths.
Among some of the waterway's most often used canals along the Atlantic route are the Chesapeake and Delaware and the Chesapeake and Albemarle; along the Gulf route the most used are the New Orleans-Rigolets Cut, the Port Arthur-Corpus Christi Channel, and the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal at New Orleans.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/I/Intracoa.asp   (411 words)

 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (west)
A non-contiguous section of the waterway connects Tampa Bay with the Okeechobee Waterway.
The west section of the GIWW follows a course of man-made canals, sheltered bays, and rivers, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
Across Louisiana, the waterway alternates between a man-made canal and coastal lakes such as Grand and Calcasieu.
members.aol.com /americacruising/giww-west.html   (573 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is a coastal canal from Brownsville, Texas, to the Okeechobee waterway at Fort Myers, Florida.
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was financed and constructed by the federal government through the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
In 1975 the Texas legislature enacted the Texas Coastal Waterway Act, by which the state assumed sponsorship of the main channel of the Texas portion of the waterway.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/GG/rrg4.html   (1328 words)

 Intracoastal Waterway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Intracoastal Waterway is a navigable interconnected thread of passages running between the mainland and offshore islands, along rivers, through lakes, lagoons, bays and canals, stretching for over 2500 miles around the southern and southeastern coast of the USA.
The route of the Intracoastal Waterway from New York to Brownsville is marked on many good maps of the USA, for example on most (possibly all) editions of the Rand McNally Road Atlas.
The Intracoastal Waterway is operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, who are also responsible for many other major civil engineering works including numerous large dams and associated locks.
freespace.virgin.net /john.cletheroe/usa_can/usa/int_wat.htm   (244 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Safety Zone; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Port Isabel, TX
The resulting damage caused the Queen Isabella Bridge to collapse in the Intracoastal Waterway blocking the channel and severely impacting the ability to safely navigate the area encompassed by the Captain of the Port Corpus Christi Zone.
The Texas Department of Transportation has certified to the satisfaction of the Captain of the Port that the bridge is safe for vessels to transit the Intracoastal Waterway during the re- construction.
Vessels transiting the Intracoastal Waterway shall do so during daylight hours only, at a minimum and safe speed, and maintain a distance of at least 1,000 feet around construction vessels and machinery.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2001/December/Day-17/i31012.htm   (2064 words)

 Intracoastal Waterway - Hurricane Rita News
Houston Chronicle,...foot, steel barge from the Intracoastal Waterway in the...
Brazosport Facts (subscription),...the Intracoastal Waterway were closed until further notice Saturday morning as Texas Department of Transportation crews cleaned debris dumped by Hurricane Rita...
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is open to traffic across the hurricane impacted areas...
danger.mongabay.com /hurricane/TEXAS/Intracoastal_Waterway.html   (2513 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Drawbridge Operating Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, LA
The NPRM proposed to change the regulation governing the operation of the vertical lift span drawbridge across the Gulf Intracostal Waterway, mile 35.6, at Larose, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, to require that from 7 a.m.
The second NPRM proposed to change the regulation governing the operation of the vertical lift span drawbridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 35.6, at Larose, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, to require that from 7 a.m.
These objections were from waterway interests stating that the closure would increase the risk of accidents by vessels having to wait for bridge openings while vehicles have an alternate route across the waterway.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/1998/March/Day-10/i6008.htm   (655 words)

The Houston Ship Channel is a 40 foot deep waterway, 40 miles long, that connects the City of Houston, Texas, with the Gulf of Mexico.
Section 48.4042-1(g)(11) lists the G.I.W.W. as a specified waterway and provides that such waterway includes its entire length from the mouth of St. Mark's River, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas, a distance of 1134.5 miles.
A channel which merely crosses the G.I.W.W., and which could not be used as an alternate waterway by those vessels traveling along the G.I.W.W., was not intended to fall within the regulatory definition of the G.I.W.W..
www.taxlinks.com /rulings/1984/revrul84-8.htm   (438 words)

 Gulfandbay: The gulf intracoastal waterway chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Congress appropriated $5,000 for dredging a channel, 5 feet deep by 100 feet wide, to run south from Tampa Bay to Sarasota Bay.
1939: Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors recommended an intracoastal project, 9 feet deep by 100 feet wide, stretching from the Caloosahatchee River at Fort Myers north to the Anclote River at Tarpon Springs.
1945: Congress authorizes and funds a deepened and widened Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
sptimes.com /2006/04/14/news_pf/Gulfandbay/The_gulf_intracoastal.shtml   (191 words)

 Resortswithall Mississippi Lodging Guide - Resorts by City in Mississippi
Throughout most of it—from Tennessee on the north to Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico on the south, from Alabama on the east to Louisiana and Arkansas on the west—much of Mississippi's soil is rich and deep, and its low-lying landscape is laced with many rivers.
The Gulf is rich in shrimp, oysters, and fish.
The heaviest volume of traffic is along the Gulf Coast, where it merges into the flow from the numerous upstate north—south and east—west patterns.
www.resortswithall.com /mississippi   (1368 words)

 74(R) SB 1041 Introduced version - Bill Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
By: Brown S.B. No. 1041 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1-1 relating to the beneficial use of material dredged from the Gulf 1-2 Intracoastal Waterway.
Section 4, Coastal Waterway Act of 1975 (Article 1-5 5415e-2, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is amended to read as 1-6 follows: 1-7 Sec.
> "Gulf Intracoastal Waterway" means the main 2-2 channel, not including tributaries or branches, of the shallow 2-3 draft navigation channel running from the Sabine River southward 2-4 along the Texas coast to the Brownsville Ship Channel near Port 2-5 Isabel that is generally referred to as the Gulf Intracoastal 2-6 Canal.
www.capitol.state.tx.us /tlo/74R/billtext/SB01041I.HTM   (248 words)

 Gulf Of Mexico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Fall is time to find gag and red grouper in the Gulf of Mexico.
The southernmost port in Texas and the western terminus of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway System; connected with the Gulf of Mexico by a 17-mile long ship channel, entrance from the Gulf of...
Non-Native Aquatic Species in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Regions Examples of Non-Native Species Cichlasoma bimaculatum (Linnaeus, 1867)"> Cichlasoma bimaculatum (Linnaeus, 1867...
www.iacadgroup.com /gulf-of-mexico.html   (224 words)

 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In June 1949, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway between Corpus Christi and Brownsville opened.
In 1975 the Legislature made the department the local sponsor of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
The department had to assist with such things as helping the corps find suitable areas to place the sand dredged from a channel during maintenance and improvement of the waterway.
www.dot.state.tx.us /tpp/hwy/gulffacts.htm   (88 words)

 The Infozone -- News and Headlines ©2005
In other gulf coast communities, it is estimated that 90-100% of buildings were destroyed by the high winds, while many low-lying areas in the Louisiana wetlands were under 9ft of flood waters.
From the Gulf of Mexico, deep-draft vessels enter Galveston Bay between Bolivar Peninsula to the northeast and Galveston Island to the south.
This entrance is called Galveston Harbor and extends from deep water in the Gulf of Mexico through the pass formed by the jetties extending from Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula to Bolivar Roads, the deep-water area between Bolivar Roads, the deep-water area between Bolivar Point and Pelican Island Fort Point.
www.theinfozone.net /news_stories/infozone-news_2005-RITA_.html   (5524 words)

 The Intracoastal Waterway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Better known as the ICW or "The Ditch," the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is a canalized inland water course that runs on the eastern coast of the United States, from Key West, Florida, to Boston.
Its extention, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, runs from Apalachee Bay, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas.
Since the waterway runs so close to the continent, it is great fun to motor along and see the cities, towns and recreational areas along the way.
www.kaiku.com /ICW.html   (289 words)

 GL: Gulf ( Intracoastal) intercoastal waterway
The Gulf Coast ICW continues on to Statuate Mile 375 at Carabelle, a full 200 Miles further East of some of the best cruising in the United States beyond Pensacola, FL!
Beyond this is the "Big Bend"--a bit of Old Flordia --which was a bit flooded by Dennis this July With St. Marks,--but again some excellent cruising.
For books on this part of the ICW--Of course Skipper Bob's, The Claiborne Young books, on Cruising the Gulf Coast and Eastern Florida, and Rick Rhodes book on Cruising the Big bend.
lists.samurai.com /pipermail/great-loop/2005-August/006435.html   (179 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
It is four to six miles wide and very shallow, in many places only eight to fourteen inches deep, except for the dredged areas of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Pat Dunn is reported to have forded his cattle through it to and from Padre Island.
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway traverses the entire length of the Laguna Madre with a shipping channel 125 feet wide and twelve feet deep.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/LL/rrl2.html   (217 words)

 The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Report in Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This report evaluates the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway as it relates to Texas.
An assessment of the importance of the waterway is given, as well as an identification of principal problems and significant modifications to the waterway, and specific recommendations for legislative action.
After the zipped file has been downloaded, execute the file to uncompress it.
www.dot.state.tx.us /tpp/giw/study.htm   (67 words)

 NPR : Journey Along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
All Things Considered, November 15, 2005 · All Things Considered begins a journey along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, through the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.
Also, at a marina in Orange Beach, Alabama charter boat captains say the fishing's great, but few people are showing up for trips.
Would-be customers are saying they've heard the whole Gulf Coast has been destroyed.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5014033&ft=1&f=1003   (203 words)

 Brownsville, Texas: End of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway | Sprol
It's weird, but in the midst of closing bases everywhere the city of Brownsville, Texas is getting a new reserve center.
In addition to a operating a fleet of shrimp boats at the southernmost point of Texas, the Port of Brownsville, Texas has the distinction of being the terminus of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW).
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 DPN 55
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Marks to Tampa Bay, Florida
Waterway 12 feet deep by 150 feet wide from St. Marks to Tampa Bay, Florida, construction subject to approval of plan by Secretary of Army and the President (alinement subject to study)
PROJECT: A waterway 12 feet deep and 150 feet wide from St. Marks to Tampa Bay, Florida, including that portion (43 miles) of the existing project for the Intracoastal Waterway, Caloosahatchee River to Anclote River, between Tampa Bay and Anclote River shown on Street 28.
www.saj.usace.army.mil /dp/DPN/055.htm   (114 words)

 BA-02 GIWW (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway) to Clovelly Hydrologic Restoration
BA-02 GIWW (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway) to Clovelly Hydrologic Restoration
GIWW (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway) to Clovelly Hydrologic Restoration
This project will protect approximately 14,948 acres of intermediate wetlands by restoring natural hydrologic conditions.
www.dnr.state.la.us /crm/coastres/project.asp?id=BA-02   (77 words)

 Find in a Library: History of the Gulf intracoastal waterway
Coastwise navigation -- Mexico, Gulf of -- History.
To find this item in a library, enter a postal code, state, province, or country in the field above.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/26f48dad81460458.html   (89 words)

 Texas Barge ECOTRAVEL
Midwinter is the time to follow the whooping cranes and roseate spoonbills to their habitat on the southeast Texas coast, and one way to go is by water.
The R/B River Explorer --- a 98-room hotel built into the hulls of two old petroleum barges --- makes the trip along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway between Galveston and Port Isabel four times mid-January to mid-February.
The 8-day adventure is the "South to the Border" segment of the RiverBarge Excursions regional voyage called "The Route of Jean Lafitte."
www.goodmoney.com /texasbarge.htm   (1114 words)

 Texas State Historical Marker for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Texas State Historical Marker for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Subject Terms: Texas State Historical Marker; historical marker; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Description: Texas State Historical Marker for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
www.bchm.org /Photos/p2277.html   (39 words)

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