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Transportation—note
 
 
CountryTransportation—note
Arctic Oceansparse network of air, ocean, river, and land routes; the Northwest Passage (North America) and Northern Sea Route (Eurasia) are important seasonal waterways
Atlantic OceanKiel Canal and Saint Lawrence Seaway are two important waterways; significant domestic commercial and recreational use of Intracoastal Waterway on central and south Atlantic seaboard and Gulf of Mexico coast of US
French Southern and Antarctic Landsaids to navigation - lighthouses: Europa Island 18m; Juan de Nova Island (W side) 37m; Tromelin Island (NW point) 11m (all in the Iles Eparses district)
Georgialarge parts of transportation network are in poor condition because of lack of maintenance and repair
Pacific OceanInside Passage offers protected waters from southeast Alaska to Puget Sound (Washington state)
Saint Barthelemynearest airport for international flights is Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) located in Sint Maarten (Netherlands Antilles)
Saint Helenathere is no air connection to Saint Helena or Tristan da Cunha; an international airport for Saint Helena is in development for 2010
Saint Martinnearest airport for international flights is Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) located in Sint Maarten
Southern OceanDrake Passage offers alternative to transit through the Panama Canal
Wake Islandthere are no commercial or civilian flights to and from Wake Island, except in direct support of island missions; emergency landing is available

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