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Old Canoe

oldsparkey

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Several years ago when we had a long dry spell Lake Okeechobee's water level receded. Around the lake buried in the mud several cypress ( dugout ) canoes were found.
If memory serves me they were dated back during the time of the Seminole Indian wars and even before then.
 

Kayak Jack

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Sometimes, on long journeys, Indians transferred from water to land travel. They would sometimes bury the canoes to hide them, and planned to pick up the boat on their return journey.

If they did return. Sometimes. . . . . well, let's just say that "there's many a slip, 'twixt cup and the lip."