Man Travels Around United States In A Canoe

A man circumnavigating the United States in a canoe stopped in Biloxi Friday because of some rough water.

Joseph Kolodziejski said that after surviving Hodgkin's disease he wanted to celebrate being alive and do something no one has ever done before. He'll paddle around Florida and up the eastern inter coastal sea way, across the great lakes and through Canada, down the west coast to the Panama canal, and back up to Texas.

He's dedicating this trip to America's heroes, keeping the American spirit alive.

"If I can go 24,000 miles by myself in a canoe, people can certainly go to a ball game and enjoy a hot dog with out worrying," Kolodziejski said.

If you would like to learn more about the trip, log onto his webiste at .