Aiding the Heartland

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel The United States has more than 25,000 miles of inland navigable waterways, almost all of which are in the eastern half of the country. 10,300 miles of those navigable waterways are in the Eighth Coast Guard District. The most navigated of these is the Mississippi River, which is the fourth longest and the tenth largest among the world’s rivers. The upkeep...