The locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at Port Mayaca allow boats to pass into Lake Okeechobee from the St. Lucie River Canal, which continues east to the Intracoastal Waterway in Stuart and Port St. Lucie. Transient boaters use the waterway to get to the Gulf Coast via the Caloosahatchee River, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers. (Photo by Bob Rountree)
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Author: Bob Rountree Bob Rountree is an outdoors travel writer, exploring back roads of the authentic Florida. Co-founder of FloridaRambler.com, Bob contributes to the monthly Florida Rambler column in the South Florida SunSentinel and Orlando Sentinel. His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Guardian UK and other publications.
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