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The Intracoastal Waterway: Intricate Vital Link To The Past & Future Of North Carolina\\'s Eastern Region

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Leutze discusses the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from colonial times to the present. Unnamed in earlier times, the waters were simply a pathway used by colonists, sailors, fishermen, and commercial interests. An influential 1808 report, “Public Roads and Canals,” by Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury, called for a series of internal improvements to link states in the young nation together. In 1859, the first barge passed along the waterway. In 1913, Congress purchased land and began planning for a waterway from Norfolk, Virginia, to Beaufort, North Carolina. By 1936, the route was complete to the South Carolina line. Leutze concludes by describing towns and scenery along the route today.
Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 6 Issue 7, July 2005, p43-45, il