NWA EDITORIAL | New harbor on the Arkansas River promising for Crawford County, areas nearby

Funding for river harbor finally pours in

The Arkansas River is seen on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Van Buren. Sen. Mat Pitsch, executive director of the Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority, recently briefed the authority's board of directors on a concept study plan report for the proposed development of an intermodal facility that would be located on the Arkansas River in Van Buren. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)

It's not hard to feel like a slacker when it comes to knowing about slackwater harbors.

Most Arkansans do business on terra firma. Shipping is about how much product one can get on a truck and how long it takes to drive it to its destination.