Mississippi River - Gulf Outlet

by W.H. Lewis,
L.C. Brune,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 2, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Outlet is to be 36 ft by 500 ft navigation channel from City of New Orleans, La, to Gulf of Mexico, distance of 76 mi; it will provide slack water channel for ocean going ships, reduce travel time of coast-wise vessels; eliminate hazards of river travel, and afford expansion of harbor facilities; plan of development and costs of project.

Subject Headings: Travel time | Rivers and streams | Gulfs | Ships | Navigation (waterway) | Urban areas | Developing countries | Ocean engineering | Mississippi River | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States | Gulf of Mexico

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