25 July 2003

So, What kind of mileage can YOU get from Cuba to Key West?

These guys definitely deserve a mulligan, just for the effort and ingenuity.
That's the kind of Can-Do attitude we need in this country.

Low-tech, ingenious, and nearly successful.
Cuban migrants "drove" a Chevy pickup truck to within 40 miles of Key West before they were spotted by the Coast Guard and sent back to Cuba. A propeller attached to the drive shaft of the green pickup was pushing it along at about 8 mph. The truck/boat was kept afloat by 55-gallon drums attached to the bottom as pontoons. (LA Times). We have to say, the Coast Guard should have let them in simply on bonus points.
--Countdown staff

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