Someone stole my canoe - December 4th
Posted by Erik on 12/5/2010, 6:38 am
Can you believe it? I was paddling yesterday at my usual park and play spot at River Island Park with my Dagger Encore. Usually, I just carry the boat back to my car, but yesterday I had plenty of time, so I went a little further downstream. When I was done, I left my boat near the Main Street Bypass and walked about a quarter mile back to my car. By the time I got back, the boat was gone – it couldn’t have been more than 10 minutes. |
I checked the river thinking kids might have pushed in – no sign of it. It walked along the bank thinking someone may have stashed it so that they could come back for it later – nope. Someone must have picked it up and carried it off. The police station is literally a couple of hundred yards away, so I walked over and reported it missing in the unlikely event it shows up somewhere.
In hindsight, leaving the boat unattended wasn’t the best thing to do, but why would anyone steal a 20-year-old whitewater canoe – its not exactly a fishing boat. I’m guessing it will end up for sale somewhere.
Fortunately, I also have an old Dagger Impulse, so I do have a boat to paddle. Still, I really liked that Encore. I guess I’m going to be in the market for a new (used) boat. If anyone sees an Encore for sale, let me know.
p.s. - If you happen to have found my canoe and would like to return it, I'd love to have it back - email me.