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Paddle-to-the–Sea, the famous canoe and paddler immortalized in Holling C. Holling’s classic story about a native boy in the Lake Superior headlands that carves and paints a model canoe inscribed with the instructions, “I am paddle to the sea. Put me back in the water.” The story follows Paddle through many perilous adventures from his start in Superior country and through the Great Lakes until his eventual discovery by a lighthouse keeper on the north Atlantic coast. This is an exact replica in every detail.

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