The Manatee River is not very long as rivers go, about 36 miles and serves mainly as a water shed. It runs into the Gulf of Mexico and so near where I live in Manatee County it's not uncommon to see dolphins or manatees swimming by. At this point the river is about a mile wide and as far as I know it's not that deep. A few of my neighbors that own boats are very cautious to avoid the bottom as they head out to the Gulf of Mexico. One neighbor used breadcrumbs in his GPS unit and engages autopilot as the boat drives itself out. Pretty soon I suppose we'll be doing that with the Google cars, which leaves us more time to concentrate on texting while the car drives itself.
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