So far, most of my drought postings have focused on the unprecedented Southern California five-year drought. Relieved somewhat by the Santa Anna winds bringing some rain, the State of California remains under siege. Calif. Governor Jerry Brown's mandatory resrictions on water usage remain in place. My review of the U.S. Drought Monitor on the East Coast [...]
Tag: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
Aerial of Harbour Town Marina, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Built in 1969 by acclaimed developer Charles Fraser, Harbour Town Marina has 100 slips on Calimbogue Sound, the second largest sound on the Atlantic coast (Long Island Sound is the largest) and part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Designed by renowned land planners Wallace Robert & Todd and Sasaki & Associates, the Sea Pines development [...]
Survey of the Intracoastal aboard the Army Corps S/V FLORIDA II
https://youtu.be/JyrTAgJ3zGw Congress mandates a survey of the Florida stretch of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at least annually. The author joined Col. Alan M. Dodd, Commander of the Jacksonville District and Corps support personnel, along with the federal Waterway's official local sponsor, the Florida Inland Navigation District and its Commissioners, on the survey of the stretch [...]
Florida dams, reservoirs, and similar water basins and catchments
Federal law requires the Secretary of Army to inspect the Intracoastal
Federal law requires the Secretary of the Army to make a physical inspection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at least annually and report his or her findings to Congress. The author has attended at least six inspections of the Florida portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. One of the more esoteric briefings was the replacement [...]
Hon. Joseph Hampton Moore, president of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Ass’n
Unquestionably the 'Father' of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, in 1907 Congressman J. Hampton Moore sponsored a bill to direct the Corps of Engineers to survey the Delaware River in his district for much needed deepening. Bills dealing with such questions were referred to as Rivers and Harbors bills and were passed, generally, every few years [...]
Author rowing on the Intracoastal, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The author rows a 21' long ultra-lite Alden Star rowing shell the average person can lift and launch into the water. The oars are top-of-the-line oars hand carved from light wood in Vermont. A pair of oars will set you back about $400 but, in the opinion of the author, the cost is well worth [...]
Author leads tour on the Intracoastal (without leaving the hotel)
Last year, I led my first tour on the Intracoastal Waterway about this time of year while aboard the ubiquitous WaterTaxi in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The participants were Road Scholars, a program devised by the Cambridge, Mass., non-profit organization that launched ElderHostel some years ago, today a worldwide lifetime learning program. Participants ranged in age [...]
Matanzas Inlet – South St Johns County
In 1881, the private St. Augustine-based Florida canal company agreed to dredge an inland waterway from Miami, Fla., to St. Augustine, Fla., and later to Jacksonville, Fla., a distance of approximately 400 miles. For every mile of waterway dredged, state legislators agreed to convey to the canal company 3,840 acres of state-owned land. Upon the [...]
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse (built 1903)
This photo shows the lighthouse on the north side of the inlet, Intracoastal continues north between Town of Hillsboro Beach to the right and the City of Lighthouse Point to the left of the ICW.