“It may seem new but it’s not.
The year was 1965, and work had begun to connect the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of the state to the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast via a barge canal.
The visions of the creators of the project were to make it easier for goods and commodities to traverse the state without the long journey around the tip of Florida.
And Citrus County was slated as the exit point on the planning board, opening up an economic gold mine, one proponents of the project say is stronger than ever today.
A feasibility study was completed and work was started; however, only a third of the barge canal was finished before the project was tabled…”
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