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    Waterway tourism??

    Is anyone involved with waterway tourism...regional tourism that uses water as the primary mode of transportation...such as the 1,000 Islands/St. Lawrence River or Rideau Canal Waterway in Canada. I am looking for some more examples.
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    While not navigable, try looking at this. It plays an important part in the tourism and marketing strategy of my current area

    You may also want to look at the Canadian Heritage River System

    Also look for links to the Trent-Severn Lock system(peterborough area) and maybe the Welland Canal.
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    Check out GORP's page on
    Water Trails Paddling Paths of America: http://gorp.away.com/gorp/activity/p...g/us_trail.htm

    GORP has profiled 31 water trails, many have links.
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    Maybe there's info on the web about the Rideau Canal that stretches from Bytown (oops, er Ottawa) to King's Town (oops, er Kingston).

    I'd go searching for the website, but I'm procrastinating from doing a heavy duty load of schoolwork! :-C

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    Fort Lauderdale is called the Venice of Florida. It has water taxis, etc. lots of water orientation... don't know any websites but suggest a general search.
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    There is the The American Canal Society http://www.americancanals.org/

    dedicated to Historic Canal Research, Preservation, Restoration, and Parks. The society was formed in 1972 to promote the wise use of America's many historic canal resources through research, preservation, restoration, recreation, and parks. The society acts as a national clearing house of canal information and co-operates with local, state, and international canal societies, groups, and individuals to identify historic canal resources, to publicize canal history, activities, activities, and problems, and to take action on threatened canals and sites.

    There many links to individual canals on this site.
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    Wow, downstate has its grip on you

    Try some of the local tourism websites for places along the Erie Canal.
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    Another site is a Florida example .

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    Aside from the Valdivia River... there's not many other navigable rivers in Chile, either because they once were navigable and then got banked up, like what's happening right now in Valdivia, or thy were never navigable.

    And being Chile a centralist country as it is, tourism ships in Valdivia are quyite rustic, and the central government does not have as a priority to keep the river navigable

    Now, besides the rivers, we also have plenty of fjords and inland seas that have cruise ships going all around, chilean and foreign. A nice example of a chilean cruise line would be Skorpios. They're not very expensive but while aboard you have top quality service! They have several cruises down to glaciers, fjords and around the numerous uninhabited islands in the deep south.

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    Thanks for the info, I saved a couple of good links. I think of a waterway to be different than a water trail. Waterways are more of regional tourism utilizing all types of boats, but primarily motorize or sail craft. Water trails I think tend to be for hand paddled boats.
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