ALLAGASH, Maine -

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.