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ducks so tame that they swam quite close to boat. Stormy northerly blowing all night. Quiet place. no mosquitoes and nobody to dispute our right of way altho' we obstructed the narrow 40 foot channel. Later on we found that next point called [[underlined in red]] Boca Raton [[/underlined in red]] would have been more pleasant specially as it is another a few hundred feet of the Ocean.
[[underlined]] Nov. 26. [[/underlined]] Left at 5 [[underlined]] 30 [[/undelrined]] AM. thru some winding canals. [[underlined in red]] Near Lake Boca Raton [[/underlined in red]] a drawbridge and a settlement which looks quite pretty with its bright houses or bungalows and a grove of [[underlined in red]] Coconut palms. [[/underlined in red]]. All
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[[underlined in red]] very picturesque. [[/underlined in red]] Some winding canal then straight but shallower than ever and cautious steering and slow speed needed. Yesterday we [[underlined in red]] snapped our steering cable and replaced it with sash cord, [[/underlined in red]] this makes [[underlined in red]] steering very difficult. Dumfounding Lake [[/underlined in red]] buoyed by stakes set down by Excursion Yacht Nemo which has planted stakes way into Biscayne Bay. Were it not for these stakes I wonder how we ever would have found our way. The [[underlined in red]] last day [[/underlined in red]] was certainly [[underlined in red]] a battle against shallow places. [[/underlined in red]] Entering [[underlined in red]] Biscayne Bay [[/underlined in red]] there was a [[underlined in red]] strong Eastern [[/underlined in red]] Breeze blowing. Finally found the dredged canal then thru the [[underlined in red]] drawbridge [[/underlined in red]]