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Traveling backwards

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Travel backward in time this weekend at Weedon Island Preserve, a county owned cultural history center tucked away beyond the Northeast end of St Petersburg.  A regatta of traditional wooden fishing boats will be on display for you to see, as well as opportunities to build an oar or tie a fishing net.  Learn what it was like to fish the waters of Tampa Bay long before boats had engines and fishing rods had mechanical reels.  Read the article on page 6B of today's St. Petersburg Times to find out more about sustainable fishing methods from hundreds of years ago.  Was it easier then, or now, to catch enough fish to fill the dinner table with a meal?  Share your fishing stories here on our blog.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:18pm]

    

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