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Intracoastal Waterway

Inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) is a 3,000-mile (4,800 km) inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States, running from Massachusetts southward along the Atlantic Seaboard and around the southern tip of Florida, then following the Gulf Coast to Brownsville, Texas. Some sections of the waterway consist of natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays, and sounds, while others are artificial canals. It provides a navigable route along its length without many of the hazards of travel on the open sea.

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Intracoastal Waterway
Ft._Lauderdale_Intracoastal_Waterway.jpg
Intracoastal Waterway at Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2010
CountryUnited States
Specifications
Length3,000 miles (4,800 km)
History
Date completedJune 18, 1949 (1949-06-18)
Geography
Start pointAnnisquam River
End pointBrownsville, Texas
Branch(es)Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Connects toAtlantic portion
Gulf portion
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Hobucken_Bridge_North_Carolina.jpg
A section of the Intracoastal Waterway in Pamlico County, North Carolina, crossed by the Hobucken Bridge

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