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Fisherman finds, returns lost paddles

A Petersburg Fisherman early this month recovered more than half of the hand-carved cedar paddles that had been lost by the One People Canoe Society late last month. A local hunting guide located their missing canoe as well. Two of the group’s canoes broke loose while under tow during bad weather on their journey to the historic Shakes Tribal House Rededication in Wrangell. They were thrilled to hear about the finds. Matt Lichtenstein reports:
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Some of the recovered paddles. Photo courtesy Jeff Erickson.

More recovered paddles. Photo courtesy Jeff Erickson

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