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04/15/2020 07:22AM

This is the official lost and found thread.
Please post if you lost or found something in canoe country.

Although it is tempting, please don't use this thread for humor and banter so that items can be efficiently found and returned to their owner.

2019 Lost and Found Thread
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distinguished member(1726)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
05/17/2020 09:15AM
Someone found a canoe drifting on clearwater lake, with no registration.

They are attempting to return it to the owner. They have it listed on Facebook Marketplace, and require an accurate description.

It's listed as "Found a Canoe".
Guest Paddler
05/18/2020 09:01AM
A set of keys was found May 16 on Hwy 1 in Ely. The keys were turned in to the Ely Police Department.
member (25)member
05/27/2020 05:12PM
Found: prescription eyeglasses at the campsite on the W end of the big island on Gillis. Not many markings, no brand or anything that I can see.
They were under some dead grass near the landing area (next to a tree), only one of the temples (arms) sticking straight up. Dirty and clearly there since at least last year.
senior member (75)senior membersenior member
06/08/2020 09:42AM
LOST - Eddie Bauer O2COOL Water Bottle on Oyster Lake at the large campsite on the center of the peninsula, near the landing on the south side. Left it on Thursday June 4th, it has two strips of black gorilla tape on it as well.
06/13/2020 09:06AM
Edit: Found.
senior member (64)senior membersenior member
06/19/2020 09:20PM
Met 6 guys from a university in MN that were just leaving a site on Malberg last Saturday. They left something at the site that I'd like to return. Please reach out to me if you are them or know them
06/21/2020 09:43AM
We lost 2 motorola radios on our trip --around 6-13 or 6-14. We believe we lost them on the long portage from Boot to Ensign. Please email me at if you found them.

06/22/2020 11:38AM
We lost a black GoPro camera on the Border Route Trail (BRT) between Gogebic lake and the Daniels Lake spur on June 16. Please send me a message or reply to this thread if found (click the envelope icon on the left under my name to email me). Thank you!
06/24/2020 12:21PM
Found a metal ring with inscription on both sides, outside says "DAD". Found at a campsite on far east side of Ensign Lake, just west of the 55 rod portage from Ashigan Lake.
Also, I lost a tye-dye bandanna in the water on Splash Lake right before the portage to Newfound, but not much hope of that being found.
member (17)member
06/25/2020 03:17PM
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Found on island campsite on Jeanette Lake on 6/19/20. Left them at the public access.
distinguished member (146)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
07/01/2020 12:46PM
left behind a small spare paddle (my kids) on small island sight at Lake One. Left the sight Sunday June 28th.
07/02/2020 07:21AM
Lost two things:

1) Leatherman Skeletool (with built-in caribiner) along Basswood River or Horse River June 26-28. Possibly at the campsite just southeast of Lower Basswood falls on the peninsula, but I imagine it fell off at a portage along the Basswood River or Horse River.

2) My wife lost an LL Bean sock (dark gray with colorful mountains near the top) near Lower Basswood falls when the wind took it away while drying. It blew east/southeast, to the eastern side of that lake/area, and if it stayed afloat the only folks finding it would be people fishing.

Thank you for any help!
distinguished member (403)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
07/03/2020 05:36PM
Lost my folding 18” trailblazer saw, somewhere on a portage, we were camping on basswood and exited at Fall Lake. It was in a homemade case, made from a dog food bag, duct taped together. I exited on the 2nd.
member (18)member
07/04/2020 01:59PM
If anyone happens to find a Blue Benchmade Flash 2 folding knife with a blue lanyard somewhere between Gull Lake and Beartrap Lake (almost certainly on the 6 rod portage between Thunder and Beartrap) I would love it back. Would also be happy to know it found a new home.

Happy paddling!
distinguished member (489)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
07/04/2020 06:05PM
Found: tackle box on the road to Brule and Homer, 7/4/20. Nice little Plano - email me to claim.
07/06/2020 02:40PM
Lost gold reel on portage from Clearwater into caribou. 07/02. Rods were tied to canoe and got pulled on by a branch. Didn’t notice till end of portage. Went back and couldn’t find. Unsure of make/model. Thanks
member (17)member
07/10/2020 05:18PM
Found a small camouflage military belt pack at Camp 1857 on the northeast corner of Crooked Lake on June 10th. Hopefully the owner reads this and contacts me. Describe contents and name on pack.
member (40)member
07/12/2020 06:04PM
Meant to post this awhile ago. Found a disposable camera floating in Green Lake. Waterproof case had let in some water. If you still want to take the chance at getting photos developed, let me know.
member (22)member
07/13/2020 08:35PM

Found a blue Camelbak bottle on Otto Lake. In the spirit of LNT I packed it out. It stopped at Trail Center for post trip meal, then had beer and cheese on porch at my place.
07/17/2020 09:32AM
Lost a pair of glasses on lake 3. weekend of 7/12/20. Nice big camp site on a point north end of lake. Glasses were prescription and in a clear plastic case.
07/19/2020 04:44PM
Found a Toyota key fob at the basket on hole 14 (playing the "right" course). I'm willing to mail it, if it's yours.
07/20/2020 01:36PM
thejart: "Found a Toyota key fob at the basket on hole 14 (playing the "right" course). I'm willing to mail it, if it's yours. "

Where's the disc golf course?
senior member (63)senior membersenior member
07/22/2020 11:49AM
Lost - A 54" Bending Branches bent shaft paddle on Lake Two. Sunday morning July 19th. With the high winds and choppy water it could have made it to Lake Three or farther.
member (5)member
07/22/2020 03:26PM
Lost camo. wide-brimmed hat and metal fish stringer on Clear Lake north campsite on July 17, 2020. If found, please drop off at Voyageur North. I can pick them up there. Thank you!
07/24/2020 11:33AM
mirth: Where's the disc golf course?"

The Boundary Waters course.
07/24/2020 02:23PM
thejart: "mirth: Where's the disc golf course?"
The Boundary Waters course.

The Boundary Waters Disc Golf Course

I hyperlinked that for you just in case anybody else is curious.

Your disc golf course is in Georgia, the Boundary Waters we talk about here is in Northern Minnesota....
07/24/2020 07:22PM
well crap. thanks for the polite heads up.
08/02/2020 09:00AM
FOUND: 7-degree bent paddle at a portage. Tell me which portage to ID it!

Edit: it is not the paddle described earlier in this thread, sadly. We saw folks leave it behind, assumed they were coming back for a second trip, and 24 hours later it was still there.
member (7)member
08/04/2020 08:28PM
I lost a Stohlquist Ebb PFD at EP 43 (Bower Trout Lake) on 8-1-20. If found please PM me. Thanks!
08/05/2020 01:40PM
Lost by a member of my group somewhere in the area of the Beatty Portage on 7/27: Relatively recent model GoPro on tripod stand.

Lost by me somewhere between Snow Bay on Agnes and Beartrack Lake, probably on a portage: Grey amsteel soft shackle

Lost by me at campsite # 1803 on Agnes, several amsteel continuous loops in black & grey.

If you find the amsteel stuff, I hope it works well for you. My trip member would appreciate getting the GoPro back, however....
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