Altamaha Canal Study 1981

August, 1981
The Brunswick-Altamaha Canal was constructed as a transportation canal between the harbor of Brunswick, Georgia and the Altamaha River 12 miles to the north. Construction began in 1836. Today, although parts have been filled and long segments are obstructed by vegetation, the canal remains a striking historic feature of Glynn County. Its straight tangents cut through the flat pinelands, hardwood swamps and estuarine marshes of the southern Georgia coastal plain. Read More…

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Altamaha Map

Figure - The Canal’s engineer in 1836, shows three alternative alignments for the canal. The route D, E, F, G, H, I is the one that was built with minor changes, (Baldwin, 1836)