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Toting canoe to the Boundary Waters, Ladysmith man says, floats his boat

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There are tough portages, and then there are portages like the one Jim Kurz is undertaking.

Kurz, 63, is walking from his hometown of Ladysmith, Wis., to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness pushing an 83-pound wheel-mounted aluminum canoe loaded with 320 pounds of gear.

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Kurz plans to spend all summer in the Boundary Waters, the Quetico and Ontario, Canada.

"Basically, I'm out to have fun and eat walleyes," Kurz said.

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