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Canoe Casanova

Posted at 11:22 AM, Mar 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-26 11:00:27-04

Ken Kelly is a Grand Rapids, Michigan wine dealer and Canoe Casanova, who has the world’s largest and finest collection of  magnificent wooden courting canoes.

Kelly’s canoes date back to an era when designers built them for style and romance, a time when couples would go down to the river for a little moonlight  smooching. That became such a popular way to court your gal that local communities began to pass ordinances to restrict behavior on the water and hired constables to patrol local park ponds.

Bio Courtesy of Howard Meyerson and

You Can See Ken Kelly At the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show