Gizmo gone!

Gizmo in water

I can hardly believe it. I’ve lived on the same property since 1978, and no one’s stolen even a paper off the front step. Late this afternoon I went up to the area behind my house I like to call my “boat yard”, intending to hook Gizmo onto the new trailer hitch I’d just installed this morning. The plan was an early morning fishing trip (and engine check) on Lake Megunticook tomorrow, and an island exploration near Jonesport on the 4th of July. But Gizmo was gone. Some time in the last few days, some bastard had the brass to haul it away, even though several of my neighbors can see the area fairly well. I’ve talked to the police and prepared a .pdf to send around and post (download here). If you live in New England, please be on the lookout for Gizmo, and wherever you are please think very, very bad thoughts about whoever stole my boat. Thank you.

Gizmo on Trailer


Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

9 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    Bummer. Hope someone finds it soon.

  2. Mike says:

    I enjoy your blog very much. Gizmo has been a major part of it. I hope that they catch the bastard.

  3. Anonymous says:

    That really sucks! Too bad you didn’t have a Class-A on board to help you track her.

  4. Eli says:

    Sad news about Gizmo. I actually just was involved with a project for a guy that involved a replacement adventure boat for one that was stolen from him last year. We placed GPS tracking, along with a hidden breaker that will shut power to the engine ingnition. I hope this guy gets what is coming to him.

  5. Jeff says:

    I’ve put out the word on this side of the bay. If they launch it around here, we’ll get ’em…

  6. Charlie says:

    Ben-Very bad news…have enjoyed the Adventures of Ben and Gizmo immensely…there is a special place in Hell for people who mess with other people’s boats! Good luck on the recovery!

  7. John says:

    Definitely a hanging offense.
    Hope you get it back soon.

  8. max scholz says:

    Hi Ben, To Bad….This isn’t how “Life should be”,Max

  9. bp says:

    Here’s to hoping they catch this goblin in short order. Keep us posted on how the ordeal goes.

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