By Kate Williams
Last summer, Gil Whitney was the first to through kayak the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Over the course of his journey and in the time since, we have become good friends with Gil and his wife Kathy, who have distinguished themselves as truly good people. So it is with sadness that we report that on Wednesday, October 28, Gil and Kathy’s Lakeville, Maine home burned to the ground. The Bangor Daily News described the efforts made to save the home…. Gil, Kathy, and their dogs are all safe, but the home was destroyed.
We know that many of you watched Gil’s journey last summer, and that all of you share our concern when any member of the NFCT community faces a hardship like this. As a small way to engage us all in supporting the Whitneys, we have selected one of our auction items, the NFCT Complete Package, for which all proceeds will go to Gil and Kathy. Our Online Auction runs November 4 – December 4. Please spread the word.
We will keep you posted as we learn more!