PROJECT: A sea-level ship canal across Florida 30 feet deep by 400 feet wide
from Jacksonville to Palatka, 250 feet wide from Palatka to the Gulf, and from 500 feet to
1000 feet wide in the Gulf channel; and construction of bridges and regulatory or control
works. Length of project is about 195 miles.
RECOMMENDED MODIFICATION: 1 April 1937, to provide a minimum depth of 33 feet
increased to 34 feet for the outer 8.5 miles of the Gulf channel; 400 feet wide from the
Atlantic Ocean to a point in the Gulf 4.5 miles from shore, thence 500 feet wide for 5.4
miles, thence 730 feet wide for 7 miles, and thence 1,000 feet wide for 8.5 miles to deep
water; and two jetties at the Gulf entrance, the south jetty 17 miles long and the north
jetty 4.5 miles long. (H. Doc. 194/75/1.)
PROGRESS: 3 percent completed.
COST: $5,099,153 Federal funds