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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

 
 
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 16, 2019
1. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Marker
Inscription.  The body of water in front of you is the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW). The Intracoastal Waterway is also known as the Marine I-95. The AICW is a marked continuous navigation channel that begins in Virginia and ends in Key West. The AICW provides a route for commercial and recreational vessels that are not able to safely travel in the open ocean.

Construction of the Intracoastal Waterway in Florida began in 1881 by a private company based in St Augustine. This company collected tolls from river boats that transported cargo and passengers along the east coast of Florida. In 1927 the State of Florida and the Federal Government decided it was in the public interest to take control of the waterway. A partnership was formed between the Florida Inland Navigation District (State agency) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Federal) to improve and maintain the waterway in Florida. Due to the economic growth in Florida over the last 100 Years the waterway channel has been improved by increasing the width and depth of the channel. This investment in the AICW creates and supports local jobs and businesses. Like any transportation system,
Marker detail: Intracoastal Waterway Maintenance image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Intracoastal Waterway Maintenance
the AICW has to be maintained by periodic dredging, to remove sand that migrates back into the channel. Fortunately, the majority of the sand dredged from the AICW channel can be recycled to build new highways and repair storm damaged beaches on the east coast of Florida.

This seawall connectivity project was paid for by funds provided by the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) and the St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach District (SAPWBD).

 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.526′ N, 81° 18.61′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenida Menendez and King Street (Business U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the St. Augustine Seawall walkway, just south of the Bridge of Lions, overlooking the subject Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Boat Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Juan Ponce De Leon (about 400 feet away); The Historic St. Augustine Seawall
Intracoastal Waterway Marker<br>(<i>wide view  waterway & Bridge of Lions in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 17, 2019
3. Intracoastal Waterway Marker
(wide view waterway & Bridge of Lions in background)
(about 400 feet away); Florida (about 400 feet away); Public Market Place (about 400 feet away); The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument (about 400 feet away); Slave Market (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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