The dream of constructing an all-water route across the peninsula of Florida to carry freight and passengers has often been discussed and debated in the past history of this state. Many plans were projected and discarded, surveys were made, and work even began on a canal during the 1930s. However, only now is the Cross-Florida Barge Canal actually underway with completion scheduled for sometime after 1970.
Bennett, Charles E.
"Early History of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 45
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol45/iss2/5