Centre d'archives de la Gaspésie/Musée de la Gaspésie. P123 Fonds Georges-Étienne Blanchard. Boîte 1.
Opposite, a picture showing the multiple-use knife having belonged to Richard Lindsey, one of the three American hunters which remains were found in the Gaspé forest in July 1953. When Coffin came out of the bush on the 12th of June 1953, he showed this knife to some of his familiars, namely to his sister Rhoda. He claimed it was given to him as a gift from an American hunter for having helped them out with their broken-down pick-up truck. However, in his statutory declaration of the 6th of August 1953, Coffin states: “The Americans didn’t give me any gift at all.”
COMING SOON: I’ll show you in what way Coffin helped those American hunters. I’ll post a picture of the gas pump he is supposed to have replaced on their broken-down pick-up truck. I’ll also post a picture of Eugene Lindsey’s pick-up, one of the three American hunters.