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Port Canaveral Locks

Canaveral Locks

Providing Safe Passage to and from Port to Inland Waters

Friday June 23, 2017

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.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

Author Captain Richard Bradley

Captain Richard Bradley is the author and contributor for many of the articles written on the Lagooner website. Richard is a professional fishing guide, taking anglers in his native waters near the Banana and Mosquito Lagoons on Florida's central east coast almost three hundred trips seasonally. When not charter fishing, Captain Richard enjoys time with his family surfing, fishing, camping and various other outdoor activities.

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