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Maine family will trade gin for stolen canoe

Cocktails and gin featured in a Katie Lee "Early Show" segment. CBS

Family in Allagash, Maine offers gallon of gin as part of reward for return of stolen canoe.
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(CBS/AP) ALLAGASH, Maine - How desperate is a northern Maine family to get back a stolen vintage canoe described as a family heirloom?

Desperate enough to offer a $250 reward...and a gallon of gin.

Darlene Kelly Dumond of Allagash says the unusual reward was thought up by a friend who figured a gallon of gin would spark some interest in the dry town.

Dumond tells the Bangor Daily News 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.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is investigating - not the reward, the theft.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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