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Inland water transportation
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
by Hill, Michael. The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, a man-made waterway connecting Albemarle Sound with the Chesapeake Bay, was proposed initially by William Byrd II in 1728. Surveys were made, but engineering [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Artificial Reefs
by Dough, Wynne. Artificial reefs have been used for decades in North Carolina waters to concentrate game fish by providing shelter for their prey, as shipwrecks and some natural formations do. Cities, counties, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blossom's Ferry
by Tetterton, Beverly. Blossom's Ferry was located on the Northeast Cape Fear River on the border between New Hanover and Pender Counties, one mile east-northeast of the community of Castle Hayne and approximately nine [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Canals
by Simpson, Bland, Cecelski, David S. Canals by David S. Cecelski and Bland Simpson, 2006 See also: Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal; Dismal Swamp Canal; Roanoke Canal. Since the eighteenth century, canals and canal building [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Canoes
by Stick, David. Canoes have provided a primary form of transportation on the sounds, rivers, and bays of coastal North Carolina for centuries. In the 1580s the explorers and colonists sent to Roanoke Island by Sir [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company
by Watson, Alan D. Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company by Alan D. Watson, 2006 The Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company aimed to provide improved water access to the naval stores of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dan River Steam Navigation Company
by Butler, Lindley S. The Dan River Steam Navigation Company was incorporated by the state legislature in 1855 for the purpose of operating steamboats on the Dan River from Clarksville, Va., to the head of navigation in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drawbridges
by Thompson, Harry L. Drawbridges were built in North Carolina prior to the American Revolution for the purpose of crossing large rivers. At that time, ferries enabled colonial travelers and tourists to traverse deep [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fords
by Norris, David A. Fords by David A. Norris, 2006 See also: Trading Ford; Battle of Guilford Courthouse (UNC Press); Battle of Guilford Courthouse  (NC Office of Archives & History) Fords, areas [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
French Broad Steamboat Company
by Norris, David A. Although steamboats operated mainly in coastal North Carolina, they were used for a short time on the French Broad River, high in the mountains. On 3 Feb. 1881 the General Assembly granted a charter [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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