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Where In South Hillsborough?
By Jerry Foster
Apr 9, 2009 - 4:07:17 PM

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I don’t live too far from the train trestle featured in last week’s photo.  For several weeks when I heard a train, I would jump in my car and drive quickly (always within the law) to the vantage spot and shoot some photos.  That trestle spanning the Little Manatee River and the Highway Forty One bridge (being the one you don’t see) are located in Ruskin.  Waiting on the platform this week we have Harold Almand (always nice to see your smiling face, thanks for playing), Bill Galbreath (my somewhat off beat clues are difficult at best, good job), Juanita Sehorne (when kids tell a story, the truth is always there, just somewhat rearranged), Michele Brennan-Budd and her silent partner James “Fish” Bass (no worries I knew what you meant), the traveling tag team of Claudia Shogren and Rich Rolfe (the check’s in the mail, and if you believe that, I have a bridge in Ruskin to sell you), Tim Stephens (you are exactly right, looks like a nice spot you have there), Kenneth Faulk (that’s the great thing about this job, I get to learn about many of the local people, I bet your dad has a story or two), and Jerry Alexander (I appreciate the extra effort to find W.I.S.H., thanks for the kind words).  Sandy Baldwin gets the almost point for trying.  The NAPA crew came in with a seventy five percent effort, Sam, Juan and Dan all knew right where we were.  Taking care of business from weeks past we have Rusty Morgan recognizing Beer Can Island.  While we are talking about Pine Key (aka Beer Can Island), Mark Pietras reports the nick name comes from just what I thought, and I am sure many of you know (a big thanks to your uncle for all his efforts).  The sign does say Marina, but you will have to ask Al how I light my fire.   Where in South Hillsborough is this?  Send your guess or interesting boat story to 210 Woodland Estates Avenue S.W., Ruskin, FL 33570 or email

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