Intracoastal Waterway

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In·tra·coas·tal Waterway

 (ĭn′trə-kōs′təl)
A system of artificial and natural channels and canals along the eastern and southeast coasts of the United States. It includes the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and affords sheltered passage for commercial and pleasure craft.
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Intracoastal Waterway

(ˌɪntrəˈkəʊstəl)
n
(Placename) short for Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
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In′tra•coast′al Wa′terway

(ˈɪn trəˈkoʊ stəl, ˌɪn-)
n.
a system of canals and naturally sheltered bays and channels, extending 2666 mi. (4300 km) along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.: maintained to protect small craft from the open sea.
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learned this pushing barges around the intracoastal canal by moonlight.
Brazoria County, which has a population of around 340,000 residents, has ordered a mandatory evacuation as well - but only for people living on the Gulf side of the Intracoastal Canal. Matagorda County has issued a mandatory evacuation for its 36,000 residents, and so has Jackson County, another area along the coast that has a population of around 15,000 people.
Savage Inland Marine is an American Waterways Operators member and AWO accredited Responsible Carrier, and is also a member of the Texas Waterway Operators Association, Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association, Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council and Oil Companies International Marine Forum.
The Texas Department of Insurance certifies Solar Innovations, Inc.'s impact resistant fixed pyramid skylights and fixed side glazed skylights to be acceptable for use in the Inland I and Seaward Zone of the Intracoastal Canal of the Designated Catastrophe Area when installed accordingly.