A Canadian man was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol in Youngstown this morning, after he illegally entered the country by canoe.

The man – whose name was not released – is accused of stealing a canoe from a residence in Niagara-on-the-Lake, then crossing the river overnight using a shovel for a paddle, officials from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

When he reached shore, the man abandoned the canoe at a boat ramp in Fort Niagara State Park. Agents on patrol in the area found him walking out of the park and determined he was in the U.S. illegally.

The man – a resident of British Columbia – was planning to travel to New York City, officials said.