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By Griffen Smith

Seeley man returns home after being marooned in Belize


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Don Larson's "boat" Chickcharnie is currently marooned by itself in a marina in northern Belize. Larson is working to find someone to move it to its home port in Guatemala where it will be out of the hurricane zone.

Don Larson has spent the last 22 winters fishing and cruising off the Central America coastline. Due to the coronavirus, both Larson and his partner Rosie Strope ended up staying out on the open waters a lot longer than expected.

"This year we got down and got our boat ready to go, got out there and they closed all the borders," Larson said. "We were marooned for three months!"

According to the news company Reuters, many Central and South American countries opted to close their borders as early as March 15 to stop the coronavirus from spreading. This effectively stranded Larson and hundreds...

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