Comments for: Reward for stolen canoe: $250 and a gallon of gin

Posted Sept. 11, 2012, at 5:39 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 12, 2012, at 8:39 a.m.

ALLAGASH | Two hundred fifty dollars and a gallon of gin. That’s the current reward for any information leading to the recovery of a prized family heirloom taken about a month ago in Allagash. Missing is a vintage 20-foot Old Town Guides Special wooden canoe that last was seen …

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  • Anonymous

    That is pretty darn low.  I’ve found a few canoes in my travels and have always left them where they were, because they weren’t mine.  I hope they get their canoe back.

    • Nat

      I had my “outward bound” light blue “Day Tripper” stolen from inside my camp up there, must be that I didn’t have it tied correctly.

  • Anonymous

    One has to have had a wood/canvas canoe in the family for a generation or two to fully appreciate how connected we get to them. Let’s hope whoever took this one has the faintest idea of this and gets it home where it belongs.

    • Anonymous

      i have a first generation camper that would upset me if someone stole it.   I can imagine.

  • Anonymous

    if the reward was 25 Oxy’s and a case of Allen’s Coffee brandy I bet the tips would be pouring in 

    • County Escapee

      Sadly, you’re probably right, but if it was a gallon of Tangueray(sic),I could be coaxed into being a temporary psychic….

      • Anonymous

        Not trying to be the spelling police, but Tanqueray is spelled with a q. They probably meant half gallon. I do not believe that I have ever seen a gallon bottle of gin. Either way, I like their style and I hope they get their canoe back. I know a couple of people from “the gash”, great folks.

        • County Escapee

          :) Tanx for the spelling correction (that’s why there was a SIC after) I don’t think the top self stuff comes that big either.
          I only knew people in Oxbow, and remember that they were good people, too.
          Stealing the canoe would have been unheard of not long ago, but this is today. I too hope that this family treasure is recovered unharmed.

          • Anonymous

             I see the SIC after all kinds of things, what does it mean? Spelling Incorrect is the first thing that comes to mind. Am I close?

          • BexPWM
          • Anonymous

             I could have easily looked it up, but I enjoy interacting with certain people on here, and find that if I ask a question I don’t know the answer to, there may be others who don’t know as well. I’m not only seeking information for myself, but for others who may not ask.

          • Anonymous

            (sic) in round brackets indicates a known error

          • Anonymous

             Thanks!

          • Anonymous

            My dictionary says, “(sic), used in brackets after a copied or quoted word that appears odd or erroneous to show that the word is quoted exactly as it stands in the original.”  I take this to mean that a word may look as though it doesn’t belong but yes, indeed it does.

          • County Escapee

            Yup! Spelling InCorrect, a common mea culpa for us that can’t spell at times! :)
            It looks like you have had a couple responses already, but I tend to respond to the ones I like (AND dislike, too, it seems…..)

          • Anonymous

             Thank you!

          • County Escapee

            I don’t want to sound like Sara Palin (who I kinda like) but You Betcha! LOL

          • Anonymous

            sic means the misspelled word was quoted as originally spelled.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic

        • Anonymous

           Nowhere does it say the gallon of gin will come in just one bottle…

        • Anonymous

           http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beefeater-London-Distilled-Dry-Gin-One-Gallon-Bottle-Wooden-Cradle-/120846439540

      • Anonymous

        According to psychics, missing things and people are always near railroad tracks or a body of water. Since this is a canoe, I’d skip the railroad tracks and stick with the bodies of water.

        • County Escapee

          :)

    • Andy Dufresne

       lol or a hope house expansion…

    • Anonymous

      Maybe it floated away?

      • Anonymous

        Was thinking the same thing for real. I had a canoe pulled up on the shore beside a lake where I have a camp up north. We woke up one morning to see the canoe gone, same type, 20ft wooden stripper by White mfg.. We got another boat rigged up and went looking. It was 7 miles away from camp smashed on a rock on the east outlet of the lake. We got the boat back but it was our fault for not securing it, not a thief.

        Now if your canoe goes missing in Bangor, check the Hope House, Shelter, or the address of the methadone Junkies. I am sure it would turn up there. They would give it back though once the realized it takes work to make it go. 

        • Anonymous

           It says in the article that items were removed from the canoe and left behind. I think that’s what lead the owners to believe it was stolen, rather than it floated away.

          • Anonymous

            I think you meant to say led- past tense of lead. 

          • Anonymous

             Actually, current tense applies too. It still leads them to believe it, doesn’t it?

          • Anonymous

            I missed that, thanks.

            That Bangor High Education gets me in trouble all the time.

          • Anonymous

             You’re very welcome!

      • Anonymous

         It says in the article that items were removed from the canoe and left
        behind. I think that’s what lead the owners to believe it was stolen,
        rather than it floated away.

  • Anonymous

    Heavy rains?  A strong St. John current?  If that canoe came loose, it would be long gone. 

    If I was 75 and had lost a canoe with that much history, I hope my kids would suggest this.  I would rather think my trophy canoe was at the bottom of the St. John than in the hands of a thief.

    • Anonymous

      If you had lived 75 years on the St John there’s a great possibility your kids wouldn’t have to suggest any such thing. Think about it!

      • Anonymous

        Because people never tie quick knots, right?  Not knowing that a storm might be 24 or 36 hours away?  Are you sure that the knot he tied was secure, even though he is an experienced outdoorsman?  It happens.

        • Anonymous

          I have an eye for someone splicing things up.

          • Anonymous

            Are you implying that I had something to do with its disappearance?  That would be a neat trick from 200 miles away.

          • Anonymous

            Not at all. Occasionally the knot will hold but the eyesplice fails.
            But about those buckets….

        • Anonymous

          They dumped the water and bailing buckets out of the canoe… If it just broke loose the buckets and the water would be gone, too.

    • Anonymous

      it didnt bail it self out and leave the buckets on shore the slugs that stole this need a little back woods justice

    • Anonymous

       It says in the article that items were removed from the canoe and left
      behind. I think that’s what lead the owners to believe it was stolen,
      rather than it floated away.

  • Sam Thomas

    Are we talking imperial gallon or US gallon?

  • Andy Dufresne

    i’ll buy you a canoe…just double the cash…i’ll even take more cash over gin

  • Rob Grant

    Why work hard and buy your own when you can just take it from someone else that already has it… Thieves think like this and have no thought to who gets hurt… Shake their hand??? Hell no!!! Break their hands with a 5 pound sledgehammer and let them get along till they heal… Oh yeah!!!

  • Pamela 058

    I think its a shame people who go out and steal other peoples things and don’t know what it means to someone else and the value it means to them

  • Anonymous

    Turpentine…yummm

  • Anonymous

    $251 Bob.

  • Anonymous

    I think the thief who stole the canoe should realize the severity of his or her action.In the old days,the canoe meant the difference between death and survival.Only the theft of a coat,horse,blanket,or dog meant more to a person in this part of the country.
    It is also mandatory the reward be based on the quality of the gin.Th old fashioned martini required excellent gin,not the kind made for the bathtub.

  • Anonymous

    Tannerhyde..that was my first thought too..about the coffee brandy..sad but true..lol

  • Anonymous

    Dumond and BDN might be Rednecks!

  • Anonymous

    GW was in the State of Maine that week….

  • Anonymous

    Who ever took the conoe might try and sell it.Everbody keep an eye on the items for sale in the newspapers and bulltin boards.

  • Anonymous

    So is the reward open to the thief who took the canoe?

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