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  Welcome to AIWA
The 8th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC.
recreational boaters, communities along the waterway and federal, state and local government agencies.
This conference is the only opportunity to meet and network with representatives from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
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  Intracoastal Waterway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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.
The creation of the Intracoastal Waterway was first authorized by the United States Congress in 1919, and is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.
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.
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 Intracoastal Waterway on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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.
With her students on the research vessel Cape Fear, Dr. Laela Sayigh, center, monitors the movements and sounds of dolphins in the Intracoastal Waterway.
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 Intracoastal Waterway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Intracoastal Waterway is a 4 800 km (3 mile) long recreational and commercial waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.
The creation of the Intracoastal Waterway was authorized by the United States Congress in 1919 and is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The waterway consists of two non-contiguous segments: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway extending from Brownsville Texas to Caraballe Florida and the Atlantic Waterway extending from Key West Florida to Boston Massachusetts.
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 Intracoastal Waterway. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Intracoastal Waterway, partly natural, partly artificial waterway providing sheltered passage for commercial and leisure boats along the U.S. Atlantic coast from Boston (Mass.) S to Key West (Fla.), where it wraps along the Gulf of Mexico coast to Brownsville (Texas) at the mouth of the Rio Grande; c.3,000 mi/4,828 km long.
The toll-free waterway, authorized by Congress in 1919, is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers at a min.
Among some of the waterway’s most often used canals along the Atlantic route are the Chesapeake and Delaware, 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.
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 Intracoastal Waterway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tug and barge on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
The creation of the Intracoastal Waterway was first authorized by the United States Congress in 1919.
The toll-free waterway is maintained 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulf_Intracoastal_Waterway   (277 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is a coastal canal from Brownsville, Texas, to the Okeechobee waterway at Fort Myers, Florida.
The railroads fiercely resisted development of the waterways and adopted many techniques designed to hamper water-borne competition, even that of hauling materials at a loss and refusing to transship goods that might be carried by both methods.
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.
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 Orlando - The Sunshine State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 other section, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, runs from Key West on the tip of the Florida Keys up the east coast of the USA to Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
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 AllRefer.com - Intracoastal Waterway, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
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.
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.
Many miles of navigable waterways connect with the coastal system, including the Hudson River–New York State Canal System, the Chesapeake Bay, the sounds of North Carolina, the Savannah River, the Apalachicola River, and the entire Mississippi River system.
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 Intracoastal Waterway Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Although Congressional Legislation has authorized the AIWW to be maintained at a 12 foot depth, the actual controlling depth in portions of the waterway is often 8-9 feet or less.
Recreational use of the AIWW is impacted by a shallow draft.
Per ton-mile, moving cargo on the waterway is the lowest-cost mode of transport available, produce the least pollution and are vastly safer.
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 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In part artificial, the waterway consists of a channel paralleling the coast behind barrier beaches, the channel being linked by a series of canals.
Waterways, widely used by the Indians and early Europeans, are still important.
But in a stricter sense, waterways are those bodies of water that are wide and deep enough for passage by freight-carrying vessels.
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 Following the Intracoastal Folly: What is happening to keep the waterway running
The ICW (for Intracoastal Waterway), a 1,095-mile highway of water stretching from Norfolk to Miami, is dying.
Shippers, recreational boaters and cruising lines all worry that government neglect of the waterway will eventually cause it to fall into disrepair and force traffic out of the waterway and into the open ocean, where the costs of accidents, towing and rescues are going to be high.
AIWW (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Assn.) is asking that everyone contact your members of Congress today and ask them to provide emergency funds for the US Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District to dredge this area.
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 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The bay extends southeastward for 52 miles (84 km) from the junction of the Delaware River with the Alloway Creek to the entrance (12 miles [19 km] wide) between Cape May, N.J., and Cape Henlopen, Del. Bordered mainly by marshy lowlands, the...
Waterways and pipelines have also contributed to the transportation network.
It straddles the Halifax River, a tidewater lagoon that is part of the Intracoastal Waterway.
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 Marinas | Wilmington & North Carolina's Southern Coast
The entire length of the four-county coastal region is fronted by the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW, or simply the Intracoastal Waterway, ICWW), a series of barrier islands, numerous sounds and a variety of rivers and streams, all connecting with the Atlantic Ocean.
The total waterway is about 3,000 miles in length and ranges from Boston to Key West on the Atlantic coast, and from Apalachee Bay in northwest Florida to Brownsville, Texas, on the Rio Grande River.
The toll-free waterway is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers to a minimum depth of 12 feet for most of its length, although 7 and 9 foot minimum depths will be found in some areas.
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 Intracoastal Waterway to receive funding
If you transit the Eastern seaboard, you probably use the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and the food news is that the great letter-writing campaign of 2004 actually made a difference.
When 2004 opened, the waterway was off the charts of anyone in Washington, and there were no plans to give even a nickel to the Corps of Engineers for maintenance dredging.
The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway—a protected, inland passage—is used by commercial and recreational traffic alike to transit the Eastern seaboard without the hazards of sailing offshore around areas such as Cape Hattaras.
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 The Intracoastal Waterway By Catherine H. Lewis
It's hard to remember that the Intracoastal Waterway, so much a part of our lives and local geography, appeared on maps only a little more than fifty years ago.
The maturing of the railroad system eroded their importance, so that the Intracoastal Waterway was almost an anachronism as a commercial enterprise when was completed.
A book about the Waterway, written by Allan Fisher for The National Geographic Society in 1973, says, "Since the time of the Indians, boatmen have been groping for superlatives to describe the Waccamaw.
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 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (west)
A non-contiguous section of the waterway connects Tampa Bay with the Okeechobee Waterway.
Across Louisiana, the waterway alternates between a man-made canal and coastal lakes such as Grand and Calcasieu.
The GIWW is a working waterway, and you will have frequent sightings of barges, fishing boats, and other commercial vessels.
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 BoatUS.com: Government Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, commonly referred to as the ICW or just ”the Ditch” by boaters, is the 1,100-mile route of protected waters and man-made channels threading the coast from Norfolk, VA, to Miami.
Up and down the waterway, meeting participants heard the same story: the Bush Administration is cutting ICW dredging budgets, Congress won’t or can’t appropriate the needed funds, except in a few localized areas, and Corps says its hands are tied.
The next step, she said, is to compile a report of the meetings and the mood of waterway users for delivery to Congress as well as to state capitals along the waterway early in 2004.
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 The Boating News. The Nation's Only Independent Boating Newspaper.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The power companies that use the Intracoastal weekly for critical fuel deliveries ought to be up in arms at the lack of government support for their critical water thoroughfare.
We consider this federal waterway to be of high importance to our region and the nation, but we fear that insufficient priority is being given to maintaining it in optimal condition and restoring it to authorized depth.
Please provide information as to the amount of annual appropriations that are needed to maintain the waterway in its present state and forestall further degradation of its depths, widths or condition.
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 WRAL.com - News - Intracoastal Waterway Hits Some Speedbumps Due To Funding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Some businesses along North Carolina's coast depend on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, but due to Mother Nature, some are worried that their livelihood will erode away.
"Over the years, it has filtered in, and there are areas where the waterway can be as low as 7 or 6 feet," said Rosemary Lynch, executive director of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association.
President George W. Bush is expected to sign a funding bill to assist the waterway in September.
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 islandpacket.com | Dredging underway on Intracoastal Waterway near Charleston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) - A $2 million project to dredge the Intracoastal Waterway between Georgetown and Charleston Harbor should be finished in about two weeks, officials said.
The waterway has become a minefield of sandbars in recent years, enough to slow commercial, sailboat and yacht traffic along the 1,200-mile inland route between Norfolk, Va., and Miami.
Federal law requires the waterway channel to be maintained to 12 feet at low tide.
www.islandpacket.com /news/state/regional/story/5236126p-4755447c.html   (242 words)

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