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A shaped piece of wood that has text written on it: I am Paddle to the Sea. Please put me back in the water.

The film Paddle to the Sea was released in 1966. This is an important documentary which shows the connections between our Great Lakes and rivers and the rest of the world.

"Based on Holling C. Holling's book of the same name, Paddle to the Sea is Bill Mason's film adaptation of the classic tale of an Indian boy who sets out to carve a man and a canoe. Calling the man "Paddle to the Sea," he sets his carving down on a frozen stream to await spring’s arrival. The film follows the adventures that befall the canoe on its long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea."

- National Film Board of Canada