Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

System of inland waterways, including rivers and canals, along the U.S. coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

It extends from Apalachee Bay, Fla., west to the Mexican border at Brownsville, Texas, a distance of more than 1,100 mi (1,770 km). It includes Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound, passes through New Orleans, and takes in the Sabine-Neches Waterway and the ship canal at Houston. Together with its counterpart, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, it forms the Intracoastal Waterway, a shipping route that extends for 3,000 mi (4,800 km) in the southern and eastern U.S.

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 an improved navigable waterway along the Gulf Coast of the United States, extending from Apalachee Bay, Florida, westward to the Mexican border at Brownsville, Texas, a distance of more than 1,100 miles (1,770 km). In part artificial, the waterway consists of a channel paralleling the coast behind barrier beaches, the channel being linked by a series of canals. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is an important route for barges, and several sections of it furnish access to major gulf ports for oceangoing vessels. See Intracoastal Waterway.

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