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In the 60s there were way more black owned businesses due to segregation. Also due to democrats...
 

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9/3 Today in Florida History from the Florida Historical Society!

1935 – A $5 million allocation for the cross-Florida ship canal was announced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on this date. The canal would have connected the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico, which proponents argued would cut down on shipping costs and be safer than traveling through the Florida Straits. Although the idea of a cross-peninsular canal was first theorized as early as the sixteenth century, it was not until President Roosevelt allocated funds as an economic recovery project that any real construction began. Almost immediately, however, serious environmental concerns were brought forth. Construction stalled over the course of the next few decades until President Nixon finally halted the project in 1971. Official cancellation occurred in 1991, after $74 million had been spent on the project, which was approximately 28 percent completed by that time. Sections of the canal still exist today, and part of the planned right of way across the state became the Majorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway in 1998, providing natural hiking and biking trails.
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9/3 Today in Florida History from the Florida Historical Society!

1935 – A $5 million allocation for the cross-Florida ship canal was announced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on this date. The canal would have connected the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico, which proponents argued would cut down on shipping costs and be safer than traveling through the Florida Straits. Although the idea of a cross-peninsular canal was first theorized as early as the sixteenth century, it was not until President Roosevelt allocated funds as an economic recovery project that any real construction began. Almost immediately, however, serious environmental concerns were brought forth. Construction stalled over the course of the next few decades until President Nixon finally halted the project in 1971. Official cancellation occurred in 1991, after $74 million had been spent on the project, which was approximately 28 percent completed by that time. Sections of the canal still exist today, and part of the planned right of way across the state became the Majorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway in 1998, providing natural hiking and biking trails. View attachment 1047483

One of our notable members is probably glad he's not sharing the St. John's river with tugs pulling and pushing barges.
Red completed, Green non-completed. Not a straight shot across the state by any means.

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9/3 Today in Florida History from the Florida Historical Society! We used to hold drag boat races on that canal near crystal river.

1935 – A $5 million allocation for the cross-Florida ship canal was announced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on this date. The canal would have connected the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico, which proponents argued would cut down on shipping costs and be safer than traveling through the Florida Straits. Although the idea of a cross-peninsular canal was first theorized as early as the sixteenth century, it was not until President Roosevelt allocated funds as an economic recovery project that any real construction began. Almost immediately, however, serious environmental concerns were brought forth. Construction stalled over the course of the next few decades until President Nixon finally halted the project in 1971. Official cancellation occurred in 1991, after $74 million had been spent on the project, which was approximately 28 percent completed by that time. Sections of the canal still exist today, and part of the planned right of way across the state became the Majorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway in 1998, providing natural hiking and biking trails. View attachment 1047483
 

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One of our notable members is probably glad he's not sharing the St. John's river with tugs pulling and pushing barges.
Red completed, Green non-completed. Not a straight shot across the state by any means.

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Kind'a cool project. It wouldn't have been as gnarly as the first drawing Dave posted shows. It was going to use various current lakes and rivers. Too bad they didn't do it actually. The part they did build is pretty freakin big.


Looking east at the entrance of the canal from the Gulf -
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Looking out towards the Gulf at the entrance of the canal.
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About half way through looking east down the dredged canal.
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One of our notable members is probably glad he's not sharing the St. John's river with tugs pulling and pushing barges.
Red completed, Green non-completed. Not a straight shot across the state by any means.

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I did find the opening to that “canal” there’s a lock to go through, and then it just goes straight to nowhere. 🤣 it’s ~18-20 miles north from me, or down river.
 

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I did find the opening to that “canal” there’s a lock to go through, and then it just goes straight to nowhere. 🤣 it’s ~18-20 miles north from me, or down river.

Speed Alley ? I'd imagine it's perfect for that. Interesting that they still man the locks for the canal to nowhere. 😁
 

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That needs to go on top of a burger or be put inside a pancake

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Reminds me of my Dad putting bacon slices in waffles on Sunday mornings. First a little batter, then some bacon, then more batter. The smell was heaven. Gotta go find my waffle maker...
 
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