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Paddling Down the Chattahoochee

David Hanson, a 2000 graduate and an all-conference shortstop for the Generals’ baseball team, likes to get to the source of things. That, at least, is what David told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer about his decision to paddle a canoe down the Chattahoochee River from Helen, Ga., in the northern part of the state to Florida’s Apalachicola Bay, which he hopes to reach by December. According to the newspaper report, this journey has always been one of his dreams, and his canoe is named Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams. An English major at W&L, David grew up in Atlanta and attended Pace Academy there. The Chattahoochee winds through Atlanta and its suburbs. As David told the Ledger-Enquirer: “This is a personal trip for me. This was the first river I ever knew. It has been the source of my drinking water most my life. I liked to get to the source of things.”