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Don’t Be a Googan: The Unwritten Rules of Boating

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Don’t Be a Googan: The Unwritten Rules of Boating

I don’t recall the first time I heard the word “googan,” but, growing up along the Florida Coast, the word has been a part of the local vernacular for as long as I can remember. It’s a phrase used by the fishing community in reference to a boater or angler who, whether intentionally or not, acts...