The craft is obviously homemade out a copper-like, very thin metal. They screwed the pieces together and used what appears to be fiberglass resin to make it watertight. I noticed the motor was some type of 4 cylinder on wooden mounts with brand new looking plug wires, probably sent from Florida by a relative. Around the exterior hull is a hollow metal piece they filled with expanding foam for added flotation.
The two oars were missing but there were a couple of containers filled with gasoline and some clothing still onboard.
Story and Photos by Omar "El Bombero" Fernandez