Cross-Florida Waterway

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Title

Cross-Florida Waterway

Alternative Title

Cross-Florida Waterway

Subject

Cross Florida Barge Canal (Fla.)
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (Fla.
Canals--Florida

Description

A newspaper article by Captain Charles Henry Coe (1856-1954) regarding the Cross Florida Barge Canal, also known as the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) allocated $5 million to construct a canal that would link the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Construction was cancelled a year later due to strong opposition from some locals. In 1942, the canal project was reauthorized.

In the article, which was published on April 12, 1942, Capt. Coe makes a number of arguments against the construction of a new canal. According to the author, there was already a waterway cutting across the state of Florida from the St. Lucie Inlet to Fort Myers. The project did not continue, as the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) never received the funds to begin construction. Attempts to complete the project again resurfaced in 1963 and construction recommenced the following year. However, the project was again halted in 1971 and the project was officially cancelled in 1991. In 1998, the canal was renamed the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, in honor of Marjorie Harris Carr (1915-1997), who was a leading opponent of the project.

Creator

Coe, Charles Henry

Source

Original newspaper article: Coe, Charles Henry. "Cross-Florida Waterway." The Palm Beach Post, April 12, 1942: Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster.

Date Created

ca. 1942-04-12

Date Copyrighted

1942-04-12

Date Issued

1942-04-12

Contributor

Foster, Andrew M.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: Coe, Charles Henry. "Cross-Florida Waterway." The Palm Beach Post, April 12, 1942.

Is Part Of

Captain Charles Henry Coe Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

340 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Charles Henry Coe and published by The Palm Beach Post.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Palm Beach Post and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster

External Reference

Noll, Steven, and David Tegeder. Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.
Noll, Steven and M. David Tegeder. "From Exploitation to Conservation: A History of the Marjorie Harris Carr CrossFlorida Greenway." United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1204/ML12044A397.pdf.

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