Intricate canoe art vandalized in Lake George

September 26, 2018 06:14 PM

Police in Warren County are asking for your help to identify the people who damaged lakeside wooden canoe art that was unveiled last year.

The sheriff's office is calling this incident criminal mischief.

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Surveillance footage shows two suspects hopping a fence, then it appears someone else standing by might be taking photos.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened in the early morning hours of September 9. They say the time stamp on the camera is incorrect.

Two men hop the fence, then climb on the woodcarving and seem to pose for photos.

Authorities say the sculpture was damaged in the process, but the exact nature of the damage has not been released yet.

The sculpture was unveiled last September and is carved out of eastern white pine. It features five Native Americans and famed military innovator Robert Rogers and cost about $90,000 to complete. It is meant to depict the rich history of the Mohicans in Lake George.

The sheriff's office released surveillance photos Wednesday night on their Facebook page. They've already been shared more than 3,000 times and they're hoping that people will continue to pass this around in hopes of catching whoever is responsible.


WNYT Staff

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