Looking upriver
And back in time

Here’s the view of the Caloosahatchee River …

Looking upriver from the bridge at LaBelle.

Can you see Ft. Thompson Falls?

Today it is the dredged and widened Okeechobee Waterway, navigable all the way to Lake Okeechobee.  Prior to drainage, however, the channel was narrower, oxbowed, and stopped well short of that mark;

About two miles upriver at Ft. Thompson Falls to be exact.

The falls were the natural dam the flooded Lake Flirt and Bonnet.