Canoe Project http://blog.wlrn.org en Terence Cantarella Launches Monday 4/16. Why Is He Doing This? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/terence-cantarella-launches-monday-416-why-he-doing <p>Terence Cantarella launches on his four day Canoe Project exploration on Monday morning from near <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=214843254770148937688.0004bd81ca1621b5b9ba4&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=25.840029,-80.176892&amp;spn=0.003862,0.005246&amp;z=17&amp;source=embed" target="_blank" title="Map">NE 69th St. and Biscayne Blvd.</a> in Miami.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:28:09 +0000 Trina Sargalski 1458 at http://blog.wlrn.org Terence Cantarella Launches Monday 4/16. Why Is He Doing This? Photos Of Day One Of The Canoe Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-day-one-canoe-project <p>Take a look at some of the stunning photos taken by Terence Cantarella as he canoes through Miami-Dade county’s canals this week. Terence is the man behind <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/term/canoe-project" target="_blank" title="CANOE PROJECT">the Canoe Project</a> here at&nbsp;WLRN.</p><p>The Canoe Project is an effort to shed some light on the unrecognized backdrop to our lives here in Miami-Dade: our city’s vast network of canals. These waterways completely surround us, yet, many of us don’t know where they go or why they are there.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:24:31 +0000 Staff 1372 at http://blog.wlrn.org Photos Of Day One Of The Canoe Project Interview: Jim Mullin On Sean Rowe’s Miami-Dade Canal Adventure http://blog.wlrn.org/post/interview-jim-mullin-sean-rowe-s-miami-dade-canal-adventure <p>Sean Rowe was hired by <a href="http://www.miaminewtimes.com/" target="_blank" title="Miami New Times"><em>Miami New Times</em></a> in June 1990 by Jim Mullin. &nbsp;Rowe was the first person we know of who circumnavigated Miami’s canals. We asked Mullin, who is now the publisher and editor of <a href="http://www.biscaynetimes.com/" target="_blank"><em>Biscayne Times</em></a>,&nbsp;what it was like to be his editor on this project over two decades ago.</p><p><strong>Q: How did you first learn about Sean’s plan and what was your initial reaction?</strong></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:24:03 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 1371 at http://blog.wlrn.org Interview: Jim Mullin On Sean Rowe’s Miami-Dade Canal Adventure Photos: Day Three Of The Canoe Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-day-three-canoe-project <p>Here are some great photos taken by Terence Cantarella on the third day of his journey as he paddles through Miami-Dade’s canals.&nbsp; On day three of his journey, Terence canoed down the Miami River where cargo ships surrounded him. He also made his way through Blue Lagoon on his way to Coral Gables. Terence will eventually end his trip today near Coconut Grove.&nbsp; Be sure to join us in celebrating the end of Terence’s journey today at Scotty’s Landing in the Grove this evening at 6 p.m.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:21:27 +0000 Staff 1366 at http://blog.wlrn.org Photos: Day Three Of The Canoe Project VIDEO: A Chat With Terence Cantarella About His Tropical Adventure http://blog.wlrn.org/post/video-chat-terence-cantarella-about-his-tropical-adventure <p>Terence Cantarella, the man behind the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wlrn.org/term/canoe-project" target="_blank" title="CANOE PROJECT">the Canoe Project</a> here at&nbsp;<a href="http://wlrn.org">WLRN</a>, had a chat with <em><a href="http://miamiherald.com" target="_blank">The&nbsp;Miami Herald</a>‘s</em> Michael Alen this week about waking up at day break, not sleeping well, and other aspects of spending four days straight in a canoe.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:20:16 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1364 at http://blog.wlrn.org VIDEO: A Chat With Terence Cantarella About His Tropical Adventure Canoe Project: “A Certain Amount Of Willful Lack Of Planning” http://blog.wlrn.org/post/canoe-project-certain-amount-willful-lack-planning <p>Earlier this week WLRN Miami Herald’s Dan Grech interviewed Terence Cantarella, an intrepid contributor to WLRN who had the idea of navigating his way around Miami through its canal system in a canoe.</p><p>His proposed four-day journey became the <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/term/canoe-project" target="_blank">Canoe Project:</a> an effort to shed some light on the unrecognized backdrop to our lives here in Miami-Dade: our city’s vast network of canals. These waterways completely surround us, yet, many of us don’t know where they go or why they are there.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:18:58 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1358 at http://blog.wlrn.org Canoe Project: “A Certain Amount Of Willful Lack Of Planning” VIDEO: Terence Makes It To Scotty’s Landing http://blog.wlrn.org/post/video-terence-makes-it-scotty-s-landing <p style="text-align: left;">Terence Cantarella, the man behind the Canoe Project, completed his four-day journey yesterday as he paddled into Scotty’s Landing in Coconut Grove.</p><p>The project was an effort to shed some light on the unrecognized backdrop to our lives here in Miami-Dade: our city’s vast network of canals. These waterways completely surround us, yet, many of us don’t know where they go or why they are there.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:15:18 +0000 Staff 1356 at http://blog.wlrn.org VIDEO: Terence Makes It To Scotty’s Landing Photos Of The Last Day Of The Canoe Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-last-day-canoe-project <p>Terence Cantarella shared photos of the final leg of his four-day journey through Miami-Dade’s canals.&nbsp; Yesterday, Terence made his way through Coral Gables and eventually paddled is way to Scotty’s Landing on the water in Coconut Grove, where the WLRN staff celebrated his return to dry land.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:14:31 +0000 Terence Cantarella 1355 at http://blog.wlrn.org Photos Of The Last Day Of The Canoe Project Miami’s Canals In Books: Michael Grunwald’s ‘The Swamp’ http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-s-canals-books-michael-grunwald-s-swamp <p>In an effort to add some perspective and history to WLRN’s <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/term/canoe-project" target="_blank">Canoe Project</a>, we’re also taking a look at books that add to our conversation about Miami-Dade’s canals.</p><p>The Canoe Project was a four-day long journey through Miami’s canals and waterways via canoe.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:13:13 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1344 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami’s Canals In Books: Michael Grunwald’s ‘The Swamp’ The Art Of Life Within Miami’s Waterways http://blog.wlrn.org/post/art-life-within-miami-s-waterways <p>Part of <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/term/canoe-project" target="_blank">the Canoe Project’s</a> mission is to create a conversation, and ultimately some new understanding, of the nature of Miami-Dade’s vast network of waterways.</p><p>Contributing to this conversation today is Colin Foord, one of the brilliant marine biologists/artists behind <a href="http://www.morphologicstudios.com/" target="_blank">Coral Morphologic,</a> which is described as a “coral aquaculture laboratory and multi-media aquarium studio” here in Miami.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:12:06 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1345 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Art Of Life Within Miami’s Waterways From An Expert: Pamela Sweeney On Miami’s Waterways http://blog.wlrn.org/post/expert-pamela-sweeney-miami-s-waterways <p style="text-align: left;">As part of The Canoe Project’s mission to shed some light on Miami’s forgotten waterways, I spoke to Pamela Sweeney, a bona fide expert on Miami’s canal system and the Biscayne Bay. Sweeney is the Manager of the<a href="http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/biscayne/" target="_blank"> Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve</a>.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:10:55 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1347 at http://blog.wlrn.org From An Expert: Pamela Sweeney On Miami’s Waterways Canal Crimes: Miami Herald Photog Robbed During Canoe Project Shoot http://blog.wlrn.org/post/canal-crimes-miami-herald-photog-robbed-during-canoe-project-shoot <p style="text-align: left;">Here at WRLN, one of our intrepid contributors, Terence Cantarella, has embarked on a four day long excursion in a canoe through Miami’s network of canals. His mission: to travel around the county on its forgotten waterways.</p><p>We named this journey the <a href="https://wlrn.org/topic/canoe-project" target="_blank">Canoe Project</a>– a concerted effort to shed some light on these canals that completely surround us here in Miami.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:51:46 +0000 Staff 1365 at http://blog.wlrn.org Canal Crimes: Miami Herald Photog Robbed During Canoe Project Shoot Who Has Navigated Our Canals? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/who-has-navigated-our-canals <p>Terence Cantarella, the man who is currently navigating his way around Miami by <a href="http://wlrn.org/topic/canoe-project" target="_blank" title="Canoe Project">canoeing through Miami-Dade’s&nbsp; canals</a>, is not the first person to attempt something similar.</p><p>In fact, according to <em>The Miami Herald</em> newspaper archives, this is something that has even been attempted a few times before.</p><p>Here is are some stories of other Floridians who have traveled via Miami Canals:</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:16:18 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1373 at http://blog.wlrn.org Who Has Navigated Our Canals? Curses, Criminals And Canals http://blog.wlrn.org/post/curses-criminals-and-canals <p>Years ago, Terence Cantarella had the idea to navigate Miami-Dade’s canals via canoe.&nbsp; He’s not an experienced paddler or an avid outdoorsman, but he wanted to seize a homegrown opportunity for adventure: “I wasn’t going to explore the world’s oceans like Jacques [Cousteau]. I don’t have the time or money for that. I was going to spend four days circumnavigating Miami-Dade county via the canals.”</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 16:29:21 +0000 Terence Cantarella 993 at http://blog.wlrn.org Curses, Criminals And Canals Broward Canals Vs. Miami-Dade Canals http://blog.wlrn.org/post/broward-canals-vs-miami-dade-canals <p>As we mentioned yesterday, we’re switching gears a little in the <a href="tags/canoe-project">Canoe Project</a><a href="tags/canoe-project"> </a>and putting some focus on another city’s canal system: Miami’s neighbor, Fort Lauderdale.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:16:36 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1001 at http://blog.wlrn.org Broward Canals Vs. Miami-Dade Canals