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Goerch takes a trip on the Inland Waterway, sailing through the desolate country between Coinjock and Morehead City, a distance of 170 miles. The waterway is an important link in the state's transportation system.
The numerous sounds, rivers and creeks of North Carolina's coastal plain, although shallow and dangerous for large ocean-going vessels, were well suited for small craft and were great channels of commerce and trade before the installation of railroads. This article looks at changes in the inland waterways during this period as well as use for waterways, the kinds of vessels found on the waterways and difficulties in navigation.
Furnifold McLendel Simmons was a reputable attorney in New Bern, and served as Democratic U.S. Senator from 1901 to 1930. He advocated the construction of the Panama Canal and gained much knowledge of such work. His expertise resulted in the Inland Waterway from the Neuse River to Wilmington, and construction of the Cape Lookout breakwater.