Ft. Lauderdale attorney and historian William G. Crawford, Jr., author of the award-winning “Florida’s Big Dig,” was interviewed to air on C-Span 2 Book TV Saturday, May 16th and again Sunday, May 17th, 2015.
The link to the interview at any time: http://www.c-span.org/video/?325649-1/book-discussion-floridas-big-dig#. Copy and paste to browser to view interview.
The 2008 winner of the prestigious Rembert Patrick award for the best academic book on a Florida history topic, “Florida’s Big Dig” is the story of the financing and construction of the Florida link in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, one of the largest public-private construction projects in the history of Florida.
For building a continuous inland waterway from Jacksonville, Fla., to Miami, Fla., the St. Augustine privately financed company won over one million acres of public land along the coast from St. Augustine to Miami and the right to collect tolls until the old canal became a federal waterway in 1929. The program will air perennially, depending on programming requirements. DVDs of the various programs, including this interview, will be sold by C-SPAN TV, Washington, D.C. See end of Interview for purchasing information.