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Tiny boat is carrying woman's ashes

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A miniature pine sailboat carrying the ashes of a young Michigan woman passed the New York capital city of Albany on the Hudson River on Tuesday as part of a 1,400-mile journey.

The unique voyage has made headlines across the country, and could ultimately end up on the big screen.

Marie Kent died on Sept. 27, 2013, of cardiac sarcoma, a rare cancer of the heart. Inspired by a favorite book, Kent wanted her ashes to travel by boat from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean: a journey that requires help from total strangers.

So far so good, according to a television report by News Channel 13.