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      Canoe launch construction starting soon

      The Flint River will soon be easily accessible to kayakers and canoes. / Jessica Fairley

      Within the next few months visitors will be able to launch their canoes right off the banks of the Flint River.

      Albany city leaders are in the final steps of selecting a contractor to build the structures.

      The new canoe launch sites will be placed under the Oglethorpe Bridge and behind the Welcome Center.

      Officials say people have already expressed interest in using the sites for upcoming events that will hopefully draw tourists to the area.

      Construction should begin within the next few weeks.

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