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SCCF to host Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise for 23rd season

November 7, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Marking its 23rd season, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host the Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise for those interested in exploring the scenic and historic Caloosahatchee.

The guided trips provide an opportunity to gain a personal perspective on the river, its history, folklore, issues and solutions, as attendees explore the ancient upriver meanders. Follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness.

The over two-hour adventure begins at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, attendees enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the river's oxbows and the challenges the river faces.

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Tours are guided by Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF's Natural Resource Policy director who is also a river researcher, long-time river advocate and historian.

The boat is a 41-passenger pontoon boat.

All seats have a great view for photographs and wildlife viewing.

- Nov. 23 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Jan. 25 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Feb. 1 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

- Feb. 16 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

- March 1 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

- March 16 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

- March 29 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

- April 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

- May 11 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

 
 

 

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