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    Default Mouth of Miami River, Florida, 1884

    Photo by Ralph Middleton Munroe (The Commodore)



    ...from The Forgotten Frontier, by Arva Moore Parks



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    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

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    Default Re: Mouth of Miami River, Florida, 1884

    One of my favorite waterways. Starts in a hip section of big city downtown, and then proceeds to morph through old-school neighborhoods, industry, seediness and dllapidation, before, finally, you find yourself in the Everglades. It's a very cool waterway to cruise, lots of places to stop and eat..again from high-end hotels and restaurants, to great cuban sandwiches.

    Here's what the mouth looked like a few weeks back, my last time there.



    [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/216237038[/vimeo]

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    Default Re: Mouth of Miami River, Florida, 1884

    Sorry, videos do not seem to be working for me on the Forum today.

    Here is the link to the video. https://vimeo.com/216237038 and a screen shot




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    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Default Re: Mouth of Miami River, Florida, 1884

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Sorry, videos do not seem to be working for me on the Forum today.

    Here is the link to the video. https://vimeo.com/216237038 and a screen shot




    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpiefan View Post
    Photo by Ralph Middleton Munroe (The Commodore)







    ...from The Forgotten Frontier, by Arva Moore Parks







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    So, now the video " magically" displays here.

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    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Default Re: Mouth of Miami River, Florida, 1884

    For an unforgettable word picture of another Florida river to the north just before the civil war, read General Sherman's memoirs. You can find his 2nd (corrected) edition all over the internet free. His first assignment is to round up a few hostile indians, but he leans towards fishing with them. Some more aggressive of his colleagues get eaten by sharks or alligators.

    Later he rounds the horn via Rio and sinks off California, where he has all kinds of adventures in the Mexican war occupation and gold rush. For instance there was an armed coup takeover of the San Francisco city gov't by rich criminal miners and he couldn't quite convince Navy ships to bombard them. So an illegitimate gov't sort of rules SF to this day.

    Both Sherman's and Grant's memoirs are spellbinding around the Mexican war period - they were actually wide eyed peaceniks who did their job brilliantly but compassionately when possible. For the actual Civil War the memoirs become too stuffy for me, maybe due to their concern that no war participating reader is going to feel insulted or left out.
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    Default Re: Mouth of Miami River, Florida, 1884

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    So, now the video " magically" displays here.

    Kevin
    Here? There?

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    Default Re: Mouth of Miami River, Florida, 1884

    Quote Originally Posted by sharpiefan View Post
    Photo by Ralph Middleton Munroe (The Commodore)
    Nice! Many thanks. I'd never seen that one before.

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