Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Glades Skiff Model

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.

Glades Skiff Model

Glades Skiff Model

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