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then began a perplexingly crooked [[underlined]] labyrinth [[/underlined]] channel between [[underlined]] mangroves [[/underlined]] which kept us guessing But we managed after many crooked miles to strike [[underlined]] straight sandy channel [[/underlined]] and then at 3:30 PM found our passage impeded by large barge and tug boat [[underlined]] stuck in the canal waiting for higher water [[/underlined]] which will occur to night at 11 P.M. [[underlined]] No chance of reaching Palm Beach [[/underlined]] before to morrow. Philosophical waiting and exploration of jungle on shore. [[underlined]] Peterson [[/underlined]] brings back a [[underline]] basketful of wild oranges. very pleasant sourish taste like sweet lemons. [[/underline]] At about 9 A.M. [[underline]] stranded 
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[[underline]] barge [[/underline]] tells they may shift enough to let us thru. So in the dark moonlight and search light helping we managed by [[strikethrough]] man [[/strikethrough]] repeated maneuvering to crowd our way thru; first inch by inch then better. Then got thru and went to end of canal and outlet [[underline]] to Lake Worth; [[/underline]] steering in the dark by compass and at 11 P.M. [[underline]] dropt anchor abreast of Munyon [[/underline]] Island A busy days work and a needed rest. Too tired to eat.
[[underline]] Jan 1. 1926 Bright [[/underline]] and mild. [[underline]] 68-70 [[/underline]] outside in morning. I notice many evidences of [[underline]] strenuous building activity [[/underline]] on Lake Worth Huge hotels under construction

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