< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2015 | 08
The Total Length of the U.S. Shoreline is About 95,000 Miles
- "NOAA’s official value for the total length of U.S. tidal shoreline is 95,471 statute miles (The Coastline of the United States [NOAA/PA 71046], 1975). The tidal shoreline figures were measured by hand in 1939-40 with a recording instrument on the largest-scale charts and maps then available. Shorelines of outer coast, offshore islands, sounds, bays, rivers, and creeks were included to the head of the tidewater or to a point where tidal waters narrow to a width of 100 feet." - excerpt from FAQs section of the NOAA Shoreline Website.
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