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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Is it possible to travel all the way from Minnesota to south Georgia in a boat?  An Albany man proved it is.

Friday afternoon, Dave Krantz finished a 2100 mile journey in a 16 foot john boat.  He started 18 days ago on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and finished Friday on the Flint in downtown Albany.

Krantz explained to us how he was able to go the whole way on the water. "I came down the Mississippi, up the Ohio, up the Tennessee River, all the way to the Tombigbee and south to Mobile, across the intra-coastal waterway, up the Apalachicola to Lake Seminole."

A friend who's an expert on navigating the shallow areas of the Flint River helped him make the last leg Friday. Hundreds of people followed the trip on the internet and donated nearly $3,000 for Children of Fallen Heroes, a charity that helps families of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Krantz even got a phone call on his journey from some soldiers in Iraq who were following his progress.

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