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Between August 5 and September 13, 1994, more that 37,000 Cubans rode the Gulf Stream on a desperate journey to a new life in the United States. No corner of Cuba was untouched by the exodus.: Havana, Oriente, Matanzas. Out on the water, the rafters were subjected to pounding heat, 12-foot waves, and sharks. Most of these photographs were taken during August 1994 in Cojimar, on the east side of Havana.