The Corner

Cuban Ingenuity

You gotta love the heart of those Cubans trying to flee Castro’s thug regime. From the Miami Herald:

Over the past four decades, Cubans desperate to reach the United States have crossed the perilous Florida Straits in just about anything that floats: Surfboards. Inner tubes. Homemade rafts.

But it’s hard to top the latest entrant in the maritime scramble: a 1951 Chevy flatbed truck.

The green truck, tires still on, was mounted on a pontoon made of 55-gallon drums. The makeshift vessel even sported a propeller, attached to the truck’s drive shaft.

What’s a little less lovely is the U.S. government’s response.

Ingenuity, however, didn’t translate to success. The U.S. Coast Guard took the dozen Cubans aboard the truck back to the island last weekend.

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