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David Constantine, 17, paddles a canoe he helped build as part of a project at Park High School. The school partnered with Urban Boatbuilders in St. Paul. (Forum News Service photo by William Loeffler)

Floating their own boat

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COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Nobody smashed a bottle of champagne on the bow as the canoe embarked on its maiden voyage.

Still, the mood at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park on May 27 was celebratory in a low-key way.

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Park High School junior David Constantine, 17, was among the first to strap on a life jacket and paddle his handiwork out onto the lake on a muggy spring afternoon.

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William Loeffler
William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 
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