The United States Coast Guard, and local officials, spend time and money searching for the owners of kayaks and canoes found drifting. Oftentimes these boats washed away from their moorings due to tide change.
Low cost stickers placed on paddle craft allow officials to easily identify an owner and determine which is truly missing; a paddler or just a boat.
This recent article in paddling.net provides a low cost way to obtain stickers for your paddle craft. Let’s all mark our boats!