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8 must-read canoeing books

 Exploring Coastal Mississippi by Scott B. Williams is a guidebook for exploring by boat (canoe, kayak…) the nooks and crannies of the Mississippi Gulf coast and barrier islands. Complete with info about safety, camping, weather, and navigation, this book is indispensable… Read More ›

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