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Seeking the public’s help: Emergency: Historic document in metal container lost: One-thousand-dollar reward offered

by Sir Knight Tom Loughlin Jr

The Knights Templar is seeking the community’s help in locating a lost object with great sentimental value. 

Utica Commandery’s 200th anniversary weekend event was a great success but in transporting some of the displayed historical items, one was lost roadside. A one-thousand-dollar  reward is offered for its recovery. 

The lost item is of little cash value outside our organization but provide an irreplaceable link to our group’s past… thus the big reward. The item is a document in a dark metal container resembling a flattened postal mailing tube. It is under a foot long, approximately 3 inches wide and about an inch and a half wide.

Anyone finding the container, or anything that even fits the description, such as a dark colored ,flattened mailing tube should call Commander Stuart Card 315-725-7002. Please do NOT open the tube, as the contents may become damaged by exposure.

Below is a breakdown of the route where the item is believed to have been lost: 

The item was on the roof of Commander Card’s vehicle when he started out from Newport to Vernon.


From 7417 main st Head toward Mechanic St on Main St (RT-28). Go for 0.1 mi.

Then 0.13 miles

Turn left onto Bridge St (CR-200). Go for 0.2 mi.

Then 0.23 miles

Turn left onto West St (CR-34). Go for 0.4 mi.

Then 0.39 miles

Continue on Newport Rd (CR-34). Go for 1.2 mi.

Then 1.20 miles

Continue on Hawthorne Rd (CR-34). Go for 0.8 mi.

Then 0.83 miles

Turn right onto Butler Rd (CR-88). Go for 2.4 mi.

Then 2.40 miles

Continue on Newport Rd (CR-128). Go for 5.5 mi.

Then 5.51 miles

Turn right onto Cosby Manor Rd (CR-26). Go for 3.3 mi.

Then 3.35 miles

Turn left onto Walker Rd. Go for 0.1 mi.

Then 0.14 miles

Continue on Coventry Ave. Go for 0.5 mi.

Then 0.45 miles

Turn slightly right toward River Rd W. Go for 0.2 mi.

Then 0.20 miles

Turn right onto River Rd W. Go for 0.8 mi.

Then 0.81 miles

Turn left and take ramp onto I-790 W. Go for 1.4 mi.

Then 1.40 miles

Keep left onto RT-5 W/RT-8 S/RT-12 S. Go for 4.4 mi.

Then 4.38 miles

Continue on RT-5 W toward Syracuse. Go for 12.2 mi.

Then 12.16 miles

Continue on W Seneca St (RT-5). Go for 0.2 mi.

Then 0.19 miles final stop at West Seneca St Vernon NY -30-

Anyone who has found an item fitting the above description along or near the route detailed above should immediately contact  Commander Stuart Card. Once again, the number is  315-725-7002


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