Could an International Man of Mystery be the Reason for the Kayak Rental Mystery? [Spy Rental]

Thursday, 16 September 2010
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1000 Islands Kayak Company

There is a mystery a brewing on the St. Lawrence River in Ontario and it involves friend of the site, Scott Ewart, owner of 1000 Islands Kayak Company.

The other day the staff at in Gananoque, Ontario rented a kayak to a customer who wanted to take it out for a couple hours. The staff watched him paddle off across the river towards MacDonald Island (about 15 min paddle away) but got concerned and called police when he didn’t return at closing time.

Now two days later the police have yet to turn up any signs of the man or his rented kayak. Since then police have turned up information that the individual’s final destination was the US side of the river.

The local news did a report on the case (embedded below) but as you will see it’s a little vague on some of the key details of the story. It would seem strange that the kayak rental company would send somebody out in one of their boats without a credit card deposit or at least a name and waiver signed yet the article made no mention of that.




Here is what I think happened. This guy who rented the kayak is an international super spy who was having trouble with his disguise kit. The day before he tried to board a plane in Ottawa to fly to the US but his moustache kept falling off and no longer matched that fake passport from Morocco he liked to use. With that set back, Agent-K hotwired a car and drove 1.5h south to Gananoque where he used his international powers of persuasion and rented the kayak where he gained access to the US.

I believe Agent-K is somewhere in New York State working his way south to finish whatever mission His Majesties Secret Service sent him on.

Yes, all the pieces are coming together...

Oh yeah, Scott and his company were recently featured on a great 1000 Islands tourism piece. Watching it makes me feel bad that some dork rented and stole one of his boats.




David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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