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Old 07-03-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
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Can you get from Jacksonville FL to panhandle without going all the way around?

I am seriously considering purchasing a trawler in Jacksonville Florida and I live in Apalachicola Florida ( gulf coast , panhandle) . What is the shortest way to get ait from Jacksonville to Apalachicola? Thank you !
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:13 PM   #2
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Across the Okeechobee waterway is the shortest route... If your draft is low enough.. details on the boat your trying to move may help you get some real help here..
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:34 PM   #3
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Slight topic drift here, pardon me.
I was in Florida in the early 70s, and a canal was being built from Yankeetown to
The east, probably the St Johns.
Whatever happened to that, I havenít heard anything about it in over 40 years!
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:28 AM   #4
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Slight topic drift here, pardon me.
I was in Florida in the early 70s, and a canal was being built from Yankeetown to
The east, probably the St Johns.
Whatever happened to that, I havenít heard anything about it in over 40 years!
I think youíre referring to the cross state barge canal. It was killed for environmental reasons. Here is a link to the Wikipedia story on it.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cros...da_Barge_Canal
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info.
Just another expensive boondoggle, then.
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you can see parts of it in NE Florida... oh what could have been..
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I think youíre referring to the cross state barge canal. It was killed for environmental reasons. Here is a link to the Wikipedia story on it.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cros...da_Barge_Canal
Gets used as a hurricane hole these days.
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If completed it would have been another nail in the coffin of the Lake and ‘glades. Thank Marjorie Stoneman Douglas for killing it.
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I am seriously considering purchasing a trawler in Jacksonville Florida and I live in Apalachicola Florida ( gulf coast , panhandle) . What is the shortest way to get ait from Jacksonville to Apalachicola? Thank you !

Depending on size, I have a truck. OK, I'm looking at buying a truck.



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Old 07-04-2019, 11:59 AM   #10
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Getting back to the original question

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What is the shortest way to get ait from Jacksonville to Apalachicola? Thank you !
The Okeechobee Waterway is the shortest, just need to make sure there's enough water. Route 1 is cross lake, route 2 goes around the rim.
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What is the mean depth?
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