Lost And Found: Kayak

“06880” is loath to post lost-and-found stories, because

  • Most of them are pretty narrow in scope
  • If we start doing it, we’ll be inundated
  • We can’t control who will claim an item.

But this is a special case.

Alert reader Leigh Gage writes:

This kayak with outriggers has sat at Old Mill Beach for a few days. It’s a really nice boat.


There was a water bottle in it with someone’s personalized label: James Perse – Los Angeles.

If you know someone who’s lost a kayak, let him or her know it may be sitting on our beach.

If it’s not yours, don’t take it.



9 responses to “Lost And Found: Kayak

  1. FYI James Perse is a clothing designer. i don’t think it’s his kayak. but this is westport so you never know.

  2. Sandy Soennichsen

    I hope our Marine Police were told, then they can finally use their $350,000 new boat to find out what happened.

  3. Belongs to the house over the mill bridge # 35?

    • Isaac Sonsino

      it is my boat, but doesn’t seem to be on beach, does anyone know where it went? 917-626-2009.
      Isaac Sonsino 36 Old Mill Road

  4. Kathleen Fleming

    james perce is a designer

  5. Jeff Mitchell

    Apparently James Perse stores do give out customized water bottles. They look like this: http://mondette.com/rosewoodandmartel/files/2010/08/20100819_jp-13.jpg. It’s therefore a clue of where the owner shopped recently, but that’s about it.

    • Speaking of loose kayaks…today while visiting the dry rack area at South Beach, I spotted two rather nice kayaks hanging by their plastic coated locking cables, dangling from their upper spot(#133 if I recall), with both resting haphazardly on the kayak in the bottom space on their rack and with one end of one kayak actually resting into the paved roadway of the perimeter drive around the beach. I stopped and lifted both kayaks back onto their upper berth, first emptying the water out of both from last night’s deluge, and then also securing both kayaks at each end to their racks using straps on each kayak. Point here being that many owners of kayaks are totally oblivious to their boats and rarely even stop by to check them out, and when they did first drop them off at the start of the season, many are secured only by their single plastic coated locking cable to the dry dock framework. This explains why many become airborne during thunderstorms and end up either crashing down on their neighbors boats below or angling out to the side and blocking access down the aisles or even encroaching into the roadway. While this exhibits a careless oblivious attitude towards their own property they should at least be respectful of others properties and secure their kayaks at each end so they don’t become airborne in the future. Thanks!
      Chris Swan

  6. Kevin Smiley

    Hey Sandy!!! Your sarcasm is not necessary. Is there a problem with the police needing and getting the proper equipment??

  7. Isaac Sonsino

    it is my boat, 917-626-2009, it is not at beach.
    Isaac Sonsino
    36 old mill road