What a great idea.
The database will also list the names of the boats that brought the Cubans to Florida.
The Herald today quotes one refugee who spent a decade trying to find the boat that he rode to the U.S. during the Mariel boatlift.
Alfredo Malagon, shown above in a Herald photo, finally tracked down the 72-foot Capt. Cracker boat and now has a miniature version of it in his office. He told the Herald:
Some days I look at that boat and I'm 10 years old and crossing the Florida Straits with my parents. . . . I can even smell the sea air.