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Cruise of the Minnehaha


Pat Dodson


In the winter of 1891-1892 four men— three brothers, Stanley, Robert, and Edward Bullock, and their friend, A. E. Woodham — sailed a thirty-foot sloop, the Minnehaha, from Narcoossee on East Lake Tohopekaliga on a round trip down the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee and out to the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee River. They began the trip that fall down the Kissimmee River, opened a few years before by Hamilton Disston’s dredges. Leaving November 26, they reached Marco on January 9 and returned home February 8. They followed a tortuous route, covering about 1,000 miles in seventy-three days.