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Cuban Refugee Boat at Dry Tortugas

Florida, FL, United States
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Under the former American policy for Cuban refugees, the "dry feet" standard meant that Cubans who stepped on shore before being stopped were guaranteed the right to stay in the U.S. That policy has been changed, but at Dry Tortugas National Park, there's a boat that held more than 30 people for a precarious trip from Cuba to the park - about three days on the open sea traveling 106 miles - and miraculously this time all survived the heat, the waves, the seasickness, and lack of sufficient food, water or medicines. Their boat is on display within Fort Jefferson, and the lucky travelers have resettled in the U.S.
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