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Navigation: traveling the water highways!

January 1, 2013

NAVIGATION is travel or transportation over water. Many different kinds of boats and ships are used on rivers and oceans to move people and products from one place to another. Navigation was extremely important for foreign and domestic trade and travel in the early days of our country before cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes were invented. In those days, rivers were used as "roads" to connect inland settlements to river and coastal ports. Communities established at these commercial ports became important economic, cultural, and social hubs in the development of our Nation.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1996
Title Navigation: traveling the water highways!
DOI 10.3133/70047743
Authors Marion Fisher, Stephen Vandas, Frank Farrar
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Index ID 70047743
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Water Resources Program