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found herself on the block someday. I doubt she would have cared at that moment whether her killer was wolf or man. N.NIDIFFER N. J. NIDIFFER Graniteville, South Carolina There is growing evidence that wolves are attempt ing to recolonize the Northeast from neighboring populations in Canada. With tens of thousands of square miles of potential wolf habitat and abundant prey (Maine alone has an estimated 30,000 moose), the area south of the St. Lawrence River may prove to be the site of the next great wolf success story. JOHN GLOWA The Maine Wolf Coalition, Inc. South China,Maine One of the dangers of creating environmental celeb rities, such as wolves or grizzlies, is that people will rush to view them. As ecotourism transforms into ecomigration, much of the room in which the wolves now roam will be lost. GAE GALE HEIDE Belgrade,Montana Prince Edward Island I am a native who moved away in the early 1960s. It is only since I returned in August of last year that I have truly come to appreciate what we have here in our little province. When we purchased our home, we asked for the keys. The former owner looked at us rather oddly and then began to look around to see if there was one. He had never used a key. LINDA FREITAG Summerside, PrinceEdward Island Whitbread Race The incredible run made by Silk Cut of 449.1 miles in 24 hours is said to have been "the most ever by a monohull sailboat in one day" (page 133). There are a few accounts of clipper ships 150 years earlier making even faster runs. Between December 11 and 12, 1854, the 2,447-ton Champion of the Seas made a "noon to noon" run of 465 nautical miles en route to Melbourne in a stretch of sea east of the Ker guelens. Not bad for a vessel of more than a hun dred times the tonnage of a Whitbread sloop. ROBERT LATZMAYER Seattle, Washington Letters for Forum should be sent to National Geographic Magazine, Box 98198, Washington, D.C . 20090-8198, or by fax to 202-828-5460, or via the Internet to ngsforum@ nationalgeographic.com.Include name, address, and day time telephone. Letters may be edited for clarity and space.