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The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

The ICW consists mostly of lazy coastal rivers meandering through a labyrinth of marsh between the barrier islands and coast of Georgia and into South Carolina. It’s hard to get lost with modern chart plotters but in this maze, it's pretty easy to get temporarily misplaced.

​In South Carolina, the ICW dips more inland, through Winyah Bay into the Waccamaw River near Georgetown and turning into mostly canals with periodic river crossings on its way to the Pamlico Sound in North Carolina. Then even further inland (more than 50 miles from Cape Hatteras) through the Pongo River/Canal into the Alligator River and Albemarle Sound. The Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds are the first significant open water since the Gulf of Mexico.

Across the Albemarle Sound into the Pasquotank River and Dismal Swamp Canal where Robert, the lockmaster at Deep Creek Lock pipes you through by blowing on his conch shell. On to Deep Creek Canal/River, Elizabeth River and finally to Norfolk and Hampton Roads of Monitor and Merrimack fame.

 

Bigger Looper trawlers often take the deeper Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal to the Elizabeth River.

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St. Simons Light

St. Simons Light

The Defender

The Defender

Washington Guns

Washington Guns

John Wesley in Georgia

John Wesley in Georgia

Ft. Sumter

Ft. Sumter

Marquis de Lafayette

Marquis de Lafayette

The Rice Museum

The Rice Museum

Albemarle Sound

Albemarle Sound

Confederate Statue

Confederate Statue

Alley Blues

Alley Blues

Baltimore Brick

Baltimore Brick

Dismal Swamp Canal

Dismal Swamp Canal

Dismal Swamp Canal

Dismal Swamp Canal

Marker 1

Marker 1

Commodore Theatre

Commodore Theatre

Commodore Theatre 2

Commodore Theatre 2

USS Wisconsin

USS Wisconsin

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Confederate Statue

Still lots of these, this one erected in 1911 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. See my story 'Woodrow Wilson and the Red Neck Bar'. Elizabeth City, NC. May 7, 2019