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Florida mayor still intends on making trip from Cuba in a raft

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A central Florida mayor still intends to go through with his plan to return home from a visit to Cuba alone in a makeshift raft. DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson tweeted on Saturday “Ocean test run complete! … #Cuba next!” after spending Friday night out in the Atlantic Ocean. A GPS tracking website says he started at a Ponce Inlet ramp, went around the jetty and about 12 miles north to Daytona Beach Shores. Johnson also tweeted out: “Educational, enlightening, and…

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Mayor plans to cross Florida Straits on makeshift raft

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A Florida mayor says he’s determined to return home from a visit to Cuba alone in a makeshift raft, despite warnings against the journey from the U.S. Coast Guard. DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson said Tuesday he devised his plan to better understand what Cuban migrants experience when crossing the Florida Straits. Johnson plans to fly into Havana next month with some pieces for the raft and assemble it there with more pieces he can acquire locally. While he says he…

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