Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Mayor of DeBary plans to float a makeshift raft from Cuba to Key West

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:45 AM

click image The Mayor at the Walmart groundbreaking ceremony in DeBary - PHOTO VIA CLINT JOHNSON/FACEBOOK
  • Photo via Clint Johnson/Facebook
  • The Mayor at the Walmart groundbreaking ceremony in DeBary
In an effort to better understand Cuban migrants, DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson says he will fly to Cuba and return to Florida on a makshift raft.

The 30-year-old adventurer/Mayor told the Daytona Beach News-Journal he plans to make this solo journey on a raft (made of 50 gallon drums) sometime in mid-April. 

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Johnson plans to fly to Havana with his wife and assemble the rig there. 

Under new laws regarding Cuba travel, American citizens need specific licenses/reasons in order to enter Cuba. Johnson says he qualified for a license because of "journalism reasons," and so he'll be blogging about the trip.

He hopes to complete the 106 mile quest in roughly two days. 

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