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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?

WLRN contributor Terence Cantarella had an idea. In a city that is criss-crossed by canals, how often have you actually made use of them?  His interest in the waterways gave way to research, and then intrigue.  Only one person is known to have circumnavigated the county back in 1991, and with his death in 2010 the time is ripe for someone to follow up with a 2012 version.


Terence is not interested in the Caribbean blue waters that our region is associated with, but rather the dark, murkiness that hides beneath.

In an attempt to bring some clarity to these canals, Terence will spend four days in the city’s man-made waterways.

As a talented and enthusiastic contributor to WLRN, Terence has created masterful stories that have provided us with an account of his experience adopting a stray and battered a pit bull and a moving essay about a compelling woman he often met on his delivery route in Miami entitled Rosa’s Corner, to name a few. He has lived all over the world and now resides in Miami.

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