Canoe Recovered.. It has been found, and recovered. It was stashed about a mile below the area it was originally left and was found by a local trapper last week.
Folks, I have had a canoe stolen from me, and would like your help.
Its a WeNonah canoe, its the Fisherman model laid up in tuff weave.
it was a sand color and is about 14.5 feet long and very wide,, 40 inches.
its a glass canoe and new cost about 1400 bucks.
It was taken from the Moose river just below the portage from Swan lake.
We had some customers from Hawaii out on the canoe system the last week of Sept, and the father suffered a back injury probably on that last portage, he was not able to continue down the river and called in a rescue from the troopers and the wildlife refuge folks. he and his daughter were air lifted and of course the canoe and gear left behind.
I made the journey thru the East entrance to moose and out, only to find it gone. I did find out where it had been pulled from the river to the bank, and found some evidence of the Helicopter rescue team, such as the plastic security clips they keep on EMT type products.
I would figure it to be local talent, but it could show up about anywhere. It was clearly marked with my company logo and phone number, and state parks commercial sticker in blue, etc. I am sure those have been removed and it probably has a new rattle can paint job in a different color.
I contacted the Kenai wildlife refuge officer and she has made some kind of report.
here is a link to the Manufactures website and the canoe its self.
its the same color as in this ad
Not many of these canoes in Alaska, and notice how wide this canoe is in the middle..
its a great canoe for fisherman and duck hunters.
lets keep our eyes peeled this next summer for anyone with such a craft, and especially if it looks like a repaint job, ..
thanks for your help