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Cubans Sail To America In 1959 Buick
AP News ^ | 2/3/04 | AP photo

Posted on 02/04/2004 10:39:18 AM PST by Dallas59



A group of Cubans sails toward the Florida Straits on a modified 1959 Buick Tuesday February 3, 2004. The pilots were the same two men who tried to sail a converter 1951 Chevy flatbed truck to the U.S. last year. Nine other Cubans, including wives and children, were intercepted by the U.S Coast Guard on Tuesday Feb. 3, 2004. (AP Photo/CBS4, HO)


TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: boat; buick; cuba; cubanrefugees; modified

1 posted on 02/04/2004 10:39:21 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
If that's the same bunch, they're lucky there weren't disappeared after the last time they tried this stunt. I like the cut of their jib, anway. Can we take them in?
2 posted on 02/04/2004 10:41:00 AM PST by prion
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To: Dallas59
If Ted Kennedy had one of those he would have become president.
3 posted on 02/04/2004 10:41:37 AM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: prion
At least they could support themselves making boats!
4 posted on 02/04/2004 10:41:57 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
That looks like something out of Monster Garage.
5 posted on 02/04/2004 10:43:37 AM PST by chris1
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To: Dallas59

6 posted on 02/04/2004 10:43:54 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: chris1
You beat me by 20 seconds
7 posted on 02/04/2004 10:44:18 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Doh..

More here...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1071453/posts
8 posted on 02/04/2004 10:45:10 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT???????

Where else in the world do you see people willing to risk it all to sail to freedom in a modified 1959 Buick????????
9 posted on 02/04/2004 10:45:30 AM PST by soozla (LIBERALS are the suckiest bunch of suckers that ever sucked!)
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To: soozla
Let em in!
10 posted on 02/04/2004 10:46:31 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: soozla
The '59 Buick, with more horsepower and greater acceleration than a '51 Chevy pickup, stands a better chance against pursuit by the Coast Guard. However, their evasive maneuverability may not be much better, so they may have to aim for a flat-out run to Key West at full throttle.
11 posted on 02/04/2004 10:53:03 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: Dallas59
Must be one of them old Buicks with "Fluid-Drive".
12 posted on 02/04/2004 10:55:07 AM PST by Nakota
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To: Dallas59
Cars in those days really were built like gunboats.
13 posted on 02/04/2004 10:57:27 AM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: doug from upland
LOL
14 posted on 02/04/2004 10:59:17 AM PST by jtminton (2Timothy 4:2)
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To: prion
Too late. I believe that they have already sank the "boat" and sent them back.
15 posted on 02/04/2004 10:59:53 AM PST by Beenthere1
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To: Dallas59
I hope the Coast Guard didn't sink this one. It's a masterpiece!
16 posted on 02/04/2004 11:00:17 AM PST by Flyer (Don't help elect a Democrat!)
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To: Dallas59
You sure they just aren't contestants from 'Junkyard Wars'?
17 posted on 02/04/2004 11:07:35 AM PST by MarkeyD (John Kerry: "He lives off the money made by other men, and left to their daughters or wives,")
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To: Dallas59
It's a part of a long term testing program.


18 posted on 02/04/2004 11:10:38 AM PST by xp38
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To: prion
Wonder if Castro wants them to get in? Things that make you go hmmmmm....
19 posted on 02/04/2004 11:25:14 AM PST by Cobra Scott
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To: soozla
We may scoff at a '59 Buick, but in Cuba that's almost a brand new car.
20 posted on 02/04/2004 11:58:04 AM PST by blau993 (Labs for love; .357 for Security.)
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To: Dallas59
They just don't cars like that anymore.
21 posted on 02/04/2004 12:15:34 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Flyer
They did sink it. Too bad, too. I was rooting for them.

Now they go back to Hell. And this time, they stay....
22 posted on 02/04/2004 2:05:32 PM PST by alloysteel
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To: Dallas59
Wouldn't You Really Rather Sail a Buick?
23 posted on 02/04/2004 4:17:02 PM PST by GreenHornet
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