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“For an old man, a canoe is ideal—he need only sit still and move his arms. My first boat was an Old Town green canoe, and my last boat is the same. In between there were many.”

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source: Letters of E. B. White, rev. edition edited by Martha White (New York: Harper Perennial, 2007), 642.

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notes: letter to Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson dated August 27, 1981 (White was 82 years old)

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