Florida's public water 'highway' Outboard motorboat towing house on the Indian River. Rockledge, Florida
(Photo by Ralph Crawford)


Author, William G. Crawford, Jr. receiving Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Local Heroes Award (2006) for preserving our history 

William G. Crawford, Jr.
Author, Florida's Big Dig

About the Author

William G. Crawford, Jr., is a noted scholar of the history of his native South Florida. His interest in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway was piqued when he was commissioned by the  Florida Inland Navigation District to write a short history about the Intracoastal.  That project grew into this volume. Crawford is a graduate of the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He has appeared as an expert on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels documentary on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and C-SPAN's History TV as Author of "Florida's Big Dig.
He has served as chair of the Broward County Historical Commission and president of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. He has been published widely in
South Florida history journals on a variety of topics. He and his wife, Claire, live in Fort Lauderdale where he practices law.
Contact: 954.632.2568


Historical Awards and Honors

Board of County Commissioners of
Broward County, Fla. Resolution, "William G. Crawford, Jr. Appreciation Day, Tuesday, June 2008"

2008 Rembert Patrick Award for
Florida's Big Dig, for Best Book
on Florida History

Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Local Heroes Award (2005)

City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Citizen of the Year (2004) 

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