Friday, January 02, 2009

Marquesas Key Cuban refugee boat found abandon on beach

The USA has a wet foot/dry foot policy regarding Cuban refugees.  Basically , if  Homeland  Security catches  the refugees before they touch land then they get deported.  If they  are  caught on land they get processed  in to the USA as political refugees.  This home made boat we found on Marquesas Key about 17mi West of Key West probably delivered it's occupants to American soil successfully.  We discovered the boat beached in a cove on the Marquesas Key, FL USA it looked to have been there a few weeks.  The boat was ingenious in it's construction using a metal hull, a truck motor, home made propeller and added flotation around the edges.  Inside the boat were clothes, empty water bottles and fuel jugs were visible.

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