Camp Canoe Caper Remains Unsolved

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The mystery of the missing canoes remains unsolved, despite the offer of a $1,000 reward.

Six canoes, personally decorated by Incarnation Camp campers, have been missing for about a month and the camp open house happens on Saturday.  

Someone stole the trailers that held six canoes that campers usually paddle around in all summer at the oldest co-ed camp in the county.

On April 28,  staff members were getting ready for the 124th camping season to begin. They were checking Pioneer Village, the section of the Deep River camp reserved for teens when, to their surprise, they noticed the trailers missing, camp officials said.

Six 17-foot Grumman Canoes that were locked onto a trailer, with the hitch removed, had vanished.

On paper, the canoes and the trailers are worth more than $14,000. However, to the camp, they are irreplaceable.

Anyone with information, should contact Peter Larom, Executive Director of Incarnation Center at 860-767-0848 or e-mail

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