An undetected transmission error resulted in the elimination of quotation marks in "Manual boating bliss," by Todd R. Nelson (Aug. 13 Monitor, Page 22). This passage should have been attributed to author John McPhee from his "The Survival of the Bark Canoe" (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 1975).

These are McPhee's words: "A canoe with a curving, rocker bottom could turn with quick response in white water. A canoe with a narrow bow and stern and a somewhat V-sided straight bottom could hold its course across a strong lake wind. A canoe with a narrow beam moved faster than any other and was therefore the choice for war."

We apologize for this error.

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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