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Years ago, Terence Cantarella had the idea to navigate Miami-Dade's canals via canoe. He's not an experienced paddler or an avid outdoorsman, but he wanted to seize a homegrown opportunity for adventure. Terence reflects on his experiences on the Canoe Project in this personal essay for Under the Sun.
Earlier this month, WLRN's Arianna Prothero, told us about a group of people that spend their days navigating hulking cargo ships in and out of Port Miami: the Biscayne Bay Harbor Pilots.
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Part of the Canoe Project’s mission is to create a conversation, and ultimately some new understanding, of the nature of Miami-Dade's vast network of waterways.
Contributing to this conversation today is Colin Foord, one of the brilliant marine biologists/artists behind Coral Morphologic, which is described as a "coral aquaculture laboratory and multi-media aquarium studio" in Miami.
Terence Cantarella, the man behind the Canoe Project, completed his four-day journey yesterday as he paddled into Scotty's Landing in Coconut Grove.
The final leg of Terence Cantarella's four-day journey through Miami-Dade's canals took him through Coral Gables. Terence shared some of his photos with us.
Yesterday evening at Scotty's Landing, the WLRN Miami Herald staff celebrated the end of the Canoe Project and welcomed Terence Cantarella back on dry land.
Terence Cantarella reached the end of his journey today and WLRN caught up with him for a final update. He wrapped up the Canoe Project, an exploration of Miami-Dade's canals, by paddling through Coral Gables and Coconut Grove.
Earlier this week WLRN Miami Herald's Dan Grech interviewed Terence Cantarella, an intrepid contributor to WLRN who had the idea of navigating his way around Miami through its canal system in a canoe. Terence confessed to "a certain amount of willful lack of planning" for this adventure.