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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - USA

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway links the Tennessee River in northeastern Mississippi with the Alabama River and Mobile on the Gulf of Mexico. You can sail up upriver from Mobile into the Tombigbee River near Demopolis and then take the Tenn-Tom Canal to meet the Tennessee River at Pickwick Lake near Corinth - about 450 miles. The Black Warrior River, a tributary of the Tombigbee, can be navigated about 180 miles (280km) to the port of Birmingham. The scenery is varied, ranging from the coastal flats and industrial complex of Mobile to the remote and more rugged rolling forest of northern Alabama and Mississippi. The waterway carves a path through miles and miles of rolling hills, green pastures and towering forests. Its waters flow past old cotton kingdoms and through new timber empires. Towns on its route include ColumbusMississippi, Demopolis and Pickensville Alabama, all boasting magnificent plantation mansions.