A narrow part of a navigable waterway.

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BLOCKSHIP

A vessel sunk deliberately to block a waterway to prevent the waterwayʹs use by an enemy.

LATERAL MARK

A navigation aid intended to mark the sides of a channel or waterway

COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM

An electronic system commonly used to prevent collisions in inland navigable waterways.

AWO

American Waterway Operators. The national trade association for the barge and towing industry and the shipyards employed in the repair and construction of these craft.

DOCK

A structure built along, or at an angle from, a navigable waterway so that vessels may lie alongside to receive or discharge cargo. Sometimes, the whole wharf is informally called a dock.

INLAND WATERS

Term referring to lakes, streams, rivers, canals, waterways, inlets, bays and the like.

BAYOU

A minor, sluggish waterway or estuaries creek, generally tidal or with a slow or imperceptible current, and with its course gener- ally through lowlands or swamps, tributary to or connecting with other bodies of water. Various specific meanings have been implied in different parts of the southern United States. Sometimes called SLOUGH.

CANAL

1. An artificial waterway for navigation. 2. A long, fairly straight natural channel with steep sloping sides. 3. Any water- course or channel. 4. A sluggish coastal stream, as used locally on the Atlantic coast of the U.S.

LOCK

1. A basin in a waterway with caissons or gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another. 2. To pass through a lock, referred to as locking through.

CONVENTIONAL DIRECTION OF BUOYAGE

1. The general direction taken by the mariner when approaching a harbor, river, estuary or other waterway from seaward, or 2. The direction determined by the proper authority. In general it follows a clockwise direction around land masses.

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