The maps of the inland rivers is from the US Army Corps of Engineers.
You can transport your boat by water
, but plan on a wonderful, multi-month voyage: Down the Ohio
to the Kentucky Lakes; the Tennessee and Tombigbee Waterway to Mobile; the Gulf to Ft. Myers and across Florida
on the Okeechobee Waterway (or around the outside to Key West), then up the Atlantic ICW
to the Chesapeake Bay
If only they had kept up on that C&O Canal, it might have taken you only a few days! Have fun!