Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


Friends help locate stolen kayak


Thank you to everyone who helped me look for, and find, my kayak.

I’m impressed by the number of you who helped me as I tried to track it down. From actively helping me search for it, along the coast, and door to door – to simply spreading the word and keeping a lookout for it – your help is extremely appreciated. Thank you to everyone who posted information online, alerting those inside and outside of Haines, and to everyone who contacted me with questions, ideas and tips as to its whereabouts.

I want to give a shout out to Tom Morphet and those at the CVN, Kerry McIver, Haines Borough police, Oceanside RV Park, Alaska Marine Highway (Haines, Skagway and Juneau terminals), the U.S./Canada borders (Haines and Skagway), Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry, Alaska Fjordlines, Captain’s Choice Hotel, KHNS and Alaska Mountain Guides.

And finally, to the losers who took my kayak: Find something constructive to do with all that extra time you clearly have.

Eileen McIver