Unusual Reward for Return of Stolen Vintage Canoe

Updated 2 years ago

A northern Maine family is offering an unusual reward for the return of a vintage canoe stolen a month ago. Darlene Kelly Dumond of Allagash says the family is offering $250 and a gallon of gin for any information leading to the recovery of what she calls a family heirloom. The canoe that belonged to her father, Tyler Kelly, was last seen tied up at the village’s public landing on Aug. 12. Kelly, now 75 and retired, was a well-known guide and riverman who used to race canoes. His daughter tells the Bangor Daily News, the unusual reward was thought up by a friend who figured a gallon of gin would spark some interest in the dry town. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is investigating.


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