After All This Time the Elizabeth River Flowed

WTWS to the SeaI looked out across the river today
I saw a city in the fog and an old church tower
Where the seagulls play.
And all this time,
the river flowed endlessly to the sea.

Come with me on an epic journey from the World’s Tallest Water Sphere to the sea. For millenia, the site of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere has been connected to the sea. Our ancestors walked along the banks of what is now the Elizabeth River. Early New Jersey settlers dipped their canoe paddles in its waters. In 1964 we honored the site by building the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. What hath man wrought?

Today we drill and pump the waters of this site, process and store this life giving medium in the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, drink and quench our thirst from this tower, and hold and flush this effluvia from our body, for our rivers to carry it back to sea. And so the water connects you to me and we to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere.

So let us make like our ancestors and follow the course of the water from the World’s Tallest Water Sphere to the sea. Click on the map image above to view a navigable, annotated map. Follow the waypoints from the WTWS site to the sea. See the nearby roads and works of this journey. Read the history at each waypoint and get insight to our connection with our past and each other.

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