Floridas Big Dig: The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Miami 1881 to 1935 William G. Crawford

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Published: July 20th 2015

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Floridas Big Dig: The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Miami 1881 to 1935  by  William G. Crawford

Floridas Big Dig: The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Miami 1881 to 1935 by William G. Crawford
July 20th 2015 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 317 pages | ISBN: | 8.36 Mb

This book is the story of people of vision and courage, of a small group of prominent Saint Augustine investors who conceived of the Florida waterway and began the first dredging work- of an obscure group of New England capitalists who providedMoreThis book is the story of people of vision and courage, of a small group of prominent Saint Augustine investors who conceived of the Florida waterway and began the first dredging work- of an obscure group of New England capitalists who provided significant financing and obtained a million acres of undeveloped Florida public land in pursuing what was, at best, a speculative enterprise- of innumerable citizen groups like the Florida east coast chamber associations and the larger Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association that demanded at the turn of the last century what they believed was the peoples right-a public waterway, free of the burden of tolls- and finally, of the US Army Corps of Engineers, who conducted all of the Florida waterways early surveys and assumed the projects control in 1929 to convert what was once a private toll way into Floridas modern-day, toll-free Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.



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