At least to this author's mind, one of the greatest enigmas in all of Florida history is the insertion in the 1868 Florida constitution of the "Gulf Stream" as the eastern boundary of the Sunshine State. It is unique among the state constitutions of every state in the Union. No other state uses an indefinite, [...]
Category: Atlantic Ocean
Hon. Joseph Hampton Moore, president of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Ass’n
Unquestionably the 'Father' of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, in 1907 Congressman J. Hampton Moore sponsored a bill to direct the Corps of Engineers to survey the Delaware River in his district for much needed deepening. Bills dealing with such questions were referred to as Rivers and Harbors bills and were passed, generally, every few years [...]
Author rowing on the Intracoastal, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The author rows a 21' long ultra-lite Alden Star rowing shell the average person can lift and launch into the water. The oars are top-of-the-line oars hand carved from light wood in Vermont. A pair of oars will set you back about $400 but, in the opinion of the author, the cost is well worth [...]
President Theodore Roosevelt operating a Dredge in the Culebra Cut of the Panama Canal
The Culebra Cut was the most difficult of all the dredging operations in the digging of the Panama Canal. Capt. David Gaillard, of French Hugenot ancestry, was chief of dredging operations at the Cut and a cousin of Henry Gaillard. Henry had been one of the four original incorporators of the Florida canal company, the [...]