A couple of years ago, I read a book called Gladesmen: Gator Hunters, Moonshiners, and Skiffers by Glen Simmons and Laura Ogden. It's an account of a South Florida good ol' boy (Glen Simmons) doing some legal and some slightly illicit things back in the Old Florida days. In the back of the book is a description/plan for a Glades Skiff. The Glades Skiff was similar to a river jonboat or pole punt, only with a pointed bow for parting sawgrass as you poled and paddled it. Glen Simmons was one of the last original builders and users of this folk boat type.