National Geographic : 1986 Mar
Mists of morning portend a new day for Waverly Ferry Landing (above, right), which once had a wharffor steamboats andferries. Later the railroadswing bridge was built. Transitingthe waterway, pleasure boats may bypass Columbus Lake, in the background,to explore other backwaters.Downstream in Alabama, Epes seeks progresswith a 580-acre industrialpark and port excavated from limestone. Awaiting development, it hosted the author'shouseboat on a hotJune day (below).