Liquid Highways

Liquid Highways (HMX0Z)

Location: Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 43.419', W 76° 14.814'

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The Waterways

The Canal Becomes a Federal Government Waterway

Competition from the railways and the re-structured Dismal Swamp Canal Company signaled the downfall of the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Company in 1910. By 1913, Congress, recognizing the economic value of an inland waterway along the East Coast, bought the canal, authorized the Atlantic lntracoastal Waterway and placed it under the control of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal was made part of the Intracoastal Waterway in 1919. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway allows vessels to go from Florida to Maine without the danger of ocean currents and weather. Today, a variety of vessels travel this liquid highway, from commercial barges to pleasure craft.
HM NumberHMX0Z
Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 388653 N 4064941
Decimal Degrees36.72365000, -76.24690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.419', W 76° 14.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 25.14" N, 76° 14' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2343-2599 Locks Rd, Chesapeake VA 23320, US
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