Providing Safe Passage to and from Port to Inland Waters
Sunday June 24, 2018
Port Canaveral opened it's west end up in the late 1950's to the Banana River for both recreational and commercial vessels. Offering the Florida Power and Light (FP&L) and Orlando Utilities a way to barge large amount of crude oil between the Port and the Indian River, the locks were used on a daily bases for barge traffic. The barge canal on Merritt Island was dug and dredged for the sole purpose of fuel barges and many people don't know that the Port Authority owns all the land along both sides of Merritt Island's Barge Canal. Sea Ray and several marinas lease waterfront property from the Port Authority which gives them access to both Port Canaveral's locks and the Atlantic or safe inland travels on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Port Canaveral has locks that offer both recreational and commercial access to and from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean for public use.
Last modified: November 21 2016 18:54:58.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©