I have been working on the case of the Lost Boys of Pickering for over 13 years now. There have been ups and downs, triumphs and disappointments, but we push on.
In any case which I investigate, there is this thing that always pops up and it is something that really bugs the bejeezes out of me. Coincidence!
So what is the coincidence in this case? There have been many but a glaring one has to do with a fire.
The imitation Boston Whaler boat disappeared from the marina on 15 March and a few days later, 23 March, there was a massive fire at the West Rouge Canoe Club, a mere 5 km west of the marina from which the boat disappeared. The fire was reported as all-consuming. The Ontario Fire Marshall told DRPS that the only boats they found in the debris were aluminum. The missing boat was fibreglass filled with Styrofoam.
According to Canadian Standards, fibreglass sheeting will melt at about 430 degrees C and the foam filler will auto-ignite at about 650 degrees C. The temperature of the Canoe Club fire could have been as high as 1000 degrees C.
The stolen boat could have been incinerated completely.
I have filed an Access Request of the Ontario Archives for the documentation on the fire. I hope to see it soon.
Let's see if we can put this coincidence to rest.