Wisconsin Couple Finds Small Wooden Boat That Set Sail 27 Years Ago A second-grade class in Minnesota launched the toy-like boat decades ago. A message on the boat read: "I am traveling to the ocean. Please put me back in the water." The couple did just that.
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Wisconsin Couple Finds Small Wooden Boat That Set Sail 27 Years Ago

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Wisconsin Couple Finds Small Wooden Boat That Set Sail 27 Years Ago

Wisconsin Couple Finds Small Wooden Boat That Set Sail 27 Years Ago

Wisconsin Couple Finds Small Wooden Boat That Set Sail 27 Years Ago

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A second-grade class in Minnesota launched the toy-like boat decades ago. A message on the boat read: "I am traveling to the ocean. Please put me back in the water." The couple did just that.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. A couple in Wisconsin came across a small wooden boat buried off of Lake Superior. It had a school's address on it, so the couple contacted the school and learned that the boat had been sent to the ocean 27 years ago. The boat also held a message - I'm traveling to the ocean; please put me back in the water. So they did as they were told. It's MORNING EDITION.

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