Canoe Project

Canoe Project
5:15 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

WLRN Staff Celebrates End Of The Canoe Project

David Samayoa

Yesterday evening at Scotty’s Landing, the WLRN Miami Herald News staff celebrated the end of the Canoe Project and welcomed Terence Cantarella back on dry land. WLRN Miami Herald News anchor Arianna Prothero led a Q & A with Terence about his journey.

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Canoe Project
4:29 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Video: Terence Crosses Multiple Lanes Of Traffic With A Canoe

Screen grab of YouTube video
Jose Iglesias, El Nuevo Herald

Terence Cantarella, the man behind WLRN’s Canoe Project, crossed multiple lanes of traffic yesterday– and Jose Iglesias of El Nuevo Herald got it all on video.

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Canoe Project
4:25 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Sights And Sounds From Day Two Of The Canoe Project

Terence Cantarella
Jose A. Iglesias for El Nuevo Herald

Listen to Terence Cantarella talk about what it is like to be canoeing through some of Miami’s canals by himself while also looking at some of the images he posted on Twitter earlier today.

Canoe Project
4:22 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Q&A With Arnold Markowitz About Fishing In Miami’s Canals

Arnold Markowitz and a butterfly peacock he caught in a Broward canal.
Arnold Markowitz

Considering the amount of time we here at WLRN Miami Herald News have been talking about canals recently, due to our immersion into the Canoe Project, Arnold Markowitz, a listener, offered to us some information about an interesting characteristic of Miami canals: they have some pretty great fishing!

WLRN Miami Herald News reporter, Trina Sargalski, recently chatted with Arnold Markowitz, a local fishing expert here in Miami, about why he loves fishing in Miami’s canals.

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Canoe Project
4:13 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Video: Terence Shows Us His Route, His Bag, And How To Get Around A Dam

Jose Iglesias
El Nuevo Herald via YouTube

Jose Iglesias of El Nuevo Herald has put together some great videos featuring Terence Cantarella, the man behind the Canoe Project.

In these videos Terence shows us his route on a map, what he packed for his trip and how he gets around dams.

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Canoe Project
4:37 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Meet Terence, The Man Behind The Canoe Project

Jose A. Iglesias for El Nuevo Herald

Most South Florida residents don’t have the luxury of flying to the Amazon when they have an urge for adventure.  Some might go to Shark Valley or drive up north for some good old-fashioned hiking, but if you are stuck in the city where can you get your fix?

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Canoe Project
4:33 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Oars Away!

Jose Iglesias, El Nuevo Herald

Terence Cantarella, WLRN’s intrepid waterway explorer, has begun his four day journey through the city’s canals this morning.

Canoe Project
4:58 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Bringing Clarity To Miami’s Murky Canals

This Monday when WLRN announced that contributor Terence Cantarella will embark on a historic voyage next Monday to circumnavigate Miami’s canal systems via canoe, we got a flood of feedback from our audience. Mostly urban legends.  Oral tradition and fear of the unknown  have long informed some of us that creepy things are hiding in the murky waters.  For a city that prides itself on being on the water, it seems that water is limited to Miami Beach for some.

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Canoe Project
4:45 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

There’s Fish In Them There Canals

Fly fishing near the Tamiami Trail circa 1950.
Florida State Archives

We asked you about your experiences with Miami-Dade’s canals.  A couple of people wrote in on Twitter to tell us about some of the fish they’ve caught for sport in the waterways.  @Vice-Queen Maria mentioned peacock bass.

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Canoe Project
4:53 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

What’s The Canoe Project?

Terence Cantarella and his canoe.
Jeffrey Martinez

The canal system of Miami-Dade County is the unrecognized backdrop to millions of lives. The canals run across every corner of the county, yet many people have no idea where they lead or what their purpose is.  Most people drive or walk past them without paying them any attention.

All that’s about to change.

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