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Rockntractor
05-05-2015, 08:33 PM
For the first time in five decades, the U.S. is allowing ferry service between Florida and Cuba.

At least four companies saidthey were notified Tuesday of approvals by the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, the first since Washington imposed a trade embargo (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/politics-government/foreign-policy/cuban-embargo-EVGAP00088-topic.html) on Cuba.
Licensed were Havana Ferry Partners of Fort Lauderdale, Baja Ferries of Miami, United Caribbean Lines Florida of Greater Orlando and Airline Brokers Co. of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Cuban stilt dancers entertain tourists and residents on a street in Old Havana.
(Doreen Hemlock / Sun Sentinel)



A Treasury spokeswoman confirmed approval of ferry licenses but would not say how many were approved. Cuba also must approve the operations.
"I'm very excited, because this is a historical event in U.S.-Cuba relations," said Havana Ferry's managing partner, Leonard Moecklin Sr.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/tourism/fl-havana-ferry-approval-20150505-story.html
http://i.imgur.com/tiXl7YP.jpg

Dori
05-05-2015, 09:03 PM
For the first time in five decades, the U.S. is allowing ferry service between Florida and Cuba.

http://i.imgur.com/tiXl7YP.jpg


OK, I'm ready...when does it leave? :cool:

Adam Wood
05-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Where are they going to find four 1956 GMC TDH buses to convert into ferries?

noonwitch
05-06-2015, 09:36 AM
Where are they going to find four 1956 GMC TDH buses to convert into ferries?



I'm sure we could find a few around the junkyards of metro Detroit.