Great Lakes: 614 vessels, 58 billion ton-miles (domestic commerce)
Inland: 32,868 vessels, 303 billion ton-miles (domestic commerce)
Ocean: 7,872 vessels, 294 billion ton-miles (domestic commerce)
Recreational boats: 12.8 million numbered boats1
Great Lakes: 611 deep-draft, 143 shallow-draft
Inland: 2,367 shallow-draft
Ocean: 4,079 deep-draft, 2,109 shallow-draft
1 U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics-2000 (Washington, DC: 2001).
2 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, Geographic Distribution of U.S. Waterway Facilities, available at http://www.wrsc.usace.army.mil/ndc/fcgeodis.htm, as of January 2001.
SOURCE: Except as noted, number of vessels-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Waterborne Transportation Lines of the United States: Calendar Year 2000 (Fort Belvoir, VA: 2001), also available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/veslchar.htm, vol. 1, table 1, as of April 2001; ton-miles-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Waterborne Commerce of the United States (Washington, DC: 2001), Part 5, table 1-4.