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Doug Pace, left, embarks from Diamond Head Park in Bemidji Friday afternoon along with Outdoor Program Center employee Jerry Smith. Pace, 52, of North Bay, Ontario, is legally blind and plans to kayak all the way from Bemidji to the Gulf of Mexico by himself. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Legally blind kayaker going down Mississippi solo

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BEMIDJI -- Doug Pace had wanted some adventure in his life.

"I'd always wanted to do something big," the North Bay, Ontario, native said.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer, focusing on Bemidji State but also covering area high schools. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at http://thebeaverblog.areavoices.com/ and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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