This paper discusses the various alternatives for waterborne transportation access to Gateway National Recreation Area. It includes a listing of goals and objectives for such waterborne service. The various types of vessels applicable to this type of service are discussed, including operational arrangements, vessel types, speeds, and passenger capacities. New technology vessels are included in the discussion. Various origin and destination docking facilities are analyzed. Criteria utilized in the analysis of origins include land transportation access, proximity to residential concentrations, other-use potentials, minimization of adverse community impacts, technical feasibility, and adequate channel depths. For destinations, factors considered include proximity to Gateway activity centers, technical and jurisdictional feasibility, and compatibility with National Park Service Gateway development plans. Scenarios for service are discussed and analyzed, using combinations of origins and destinations and vessel types. Speeds comparable to land modes and passenger-delivery capabilities are included. A brief description of the 1976 Gateway Bicentennial Waterborne Program is included with an outline of the information gained from the program. A review matrix of all origin and destination sites is included, providing graphic presentation of analysis in the text. The paper concludes with a summary of two-phase recommendations for waterborne service to Gateway: the first phase implementable with existing docking facilities and vessels, the second phase requiring some docking facility construction/upgrading and purchase of new vessels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages, Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Baer, F S
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00170261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM