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 Post subject: Missing Rowing Boat
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:17 am 
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Sometime during April a 12ft rowing boat which had been left on the shore at Achnacarron for the previous 12 months disappeared. The boat was the property of a local landowner not the author of this post, but the boat was stored a few yards from the Boathouse.

The boat had been tethered by chain and padlock to a tree above the high water level. A brief description is that it was blue in colour, a little worn around the edges and had its bung out, so it couldn't have gone far on water. The chain, padlock and linkage where left in-situ adjacent to the aforementioned tree - the link having been wrenched out of the boat by some force. The running boards within the boat where also lying on the ground where the boat had lain, but no sign of the boat itself.

Ironically, another boat, in far better condition, has been moored up at Achnacarron pier during the last month - albeit rather more securely than the missing boat - but that remained untouched. So it is the other boats disappearance that is a little perplexing. A friend said there had been some fierce weather on the loch in the last month or so, but I find it hard to imagine that wind and wave action and high water could have contrived to drag the boat from its secured position into the loch, but perhaps that is the explanation?

If anybody is aware of other incidences of boats or property going walkies in the last few months perhaps they could share their views on this post and perhaps greater vigilance might be advisable if there is someone helping themselves to what they can find along the shorelines.

The police haven't been called in at this stage and no other property appears to have been affected.

Williams Family
Achnacarron Boathouse

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