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The GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY is the portion of the Intracoastal Waterway located along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It is a navigable inland waterway running approximately 1,050 mi (1,690 km) from Carrabelle , Florida
Florida
, to Brownsville , Texas
Texas
.

The waterway provides a channel with a controlling depth of 12 ft (3.7 m), designed primarily for barge transportation. Although the U.S. government proposals for such a waterway were made in the early 19th century, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was not completed until 1949.

CONTENTS

* 1 EHL & WHL mileages * 2 Connecting waterways * 3 Ports and harbors * 4 See also * 5 References

EHL -90.084 . The Hathaway Bridge in Panama City , Florida, for example, is at mile 284.6 EHL (East of Harvey Lock). The Queen Isabella Causeway Bridge at South Padre Island is at mile 665.1 WHL (West of Harvey Lock).

CONNECTING WATERWAYS

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway crosses or meets, and in some cases is confluent with, numerous other navigable rivers and waterways. They include: The Corps of Engineers marks the Intracoastal with channel markers like this one.

* Apalachicola River * Atchafalaya River
Atchafalaya River
* Bayou Lafourche * Bayou Terrebonne * Calcasieu River * Calcasieu Ship Channel * Delcambre Canal * Houston Ship Channel
Houston Ship Channel
* Industrial Canal
Industrial Canal
* Lower Mississippi River * Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal * Mobile Bay (connecting to the Tenn-Tom Waterway ) * Pearl River

* Sabine-Neches Waterway (Includes portions of)

* Neches River
Neches River
* Sabine Lake
Sabine Lake
* Sabine River

* Santa Rosa Sound * The Rigolets * Vermilion River

PORTS AND HARBORS

Many of the busiest ports in the United States in terms of tons of cargo are located on or near the GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. Notable ports on or near the waterway include: FLORIDA

* Apalachicola, Florida
Florida
* Carrabelle, Florida * Panama City, Florida
Florida
* Pensacola, Florida
Florida

ALABAMA

* Mobile, Alabama - Ranked 13th busiest

MISSISSIPPI

* Gulfport, Mississippi
Gulfport, Mississippi
* Pascagoula, Mississippi - Ranked 21st busiest

LOUISIANA

* Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Ranked 9th busiest * Houma, Louisiana - Ranked 88th busiest * Intracoastal City, Louisiana * Lake Charles, Louisiana - Ranked 12th busiest * Larose, Louisiana
Larose, Louisiana
* Morgan City, Louisiana * New Orleans, Louisiana - Ranked 7th busiest * Port Allen, Louisiana * Port of South Louisiana - Ranked as busiest port in the United States

TEXAS

* Beaumont, Texas
Texas
- Ranked 4th busiest * Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
- Ranked 72nd busiest * Corpus Christi, Texas
Texas
- Ranked 8th busiest * Galveston, Texas
Texas
- Ranked 48th busiest * Houston, Texas
Texas
- Ranked 2nd busiest * Port Arthur, Texas
Texas
- Ranked 18th busiest * Port Lavaca - Point Comfort, Texas
Texas
- Ranked 50th busiest * Texas
Texas
City, Texas
Texas
- Ranked 14th busiest * Victoria, Texas
Texas
- Ranked 73rd busiest

SEE ALSO

* Waterways along and crossings of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway * IHNC Lake Borgne Surge Barrier * Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex

REFERENCES

KML FILE (edit • help )

* Display on Google Maps

Template:Attached KML/Gulf Intracoastal Waterway KML is from Wikidata

* ^ "The Handbook of Texas
Texas
Online". University of Texas. Retrieved 2006-03-08. * ^ Lynn M. Alperin. "History of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway" (PDF). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of History. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-12-08. Retrieved 2006-04-03. * ^ "33 CFR 89.25 Waters Specified by the Secretary" (PDF). U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center. Retrieved 2006-04-21. * ^ "U.S. Port Ranking by Cargo Tonnage, 2013". American Association of Port Authorities. Retrieved October 22, 2015.

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