When Nancy Crogen walked down to her Lake Murray dock last week, she got quite a surprise.
It wasn't so much what she saw. It was what she didn't see: Her dock.
So, she did what many do when they lose something: She put up signs that said, "Lost Dock, Call ..."
"I wanted to put up a "runaway dock" sign, but that was too long for a sign."
Crogen isn't sure whether someone stole the dock or strong winds blew it away. And she hasn't called the police.
The wind was brisk last week, and it could have pushed the 8-foot by 8-foot floating dock into the big water.
"We had not attached it to the ramp, because the ramp is real heavy and we're not sure how to attach it," Crogen said.
Still, it hadn't moved in the past four years.
Norman Agnew of Agnew Lake Services estimates it would cost about $1,400 to replace.
Lost docks aren't unheard of, but it isn't exactly common, either, said Tommy Boozer, lake manager for SCE&G.
Crogen doesn't have a boat but has driven around nearby neighborhoods, looking along the shoreline for her dock.
She thinks someone might have seen it floating and towed it to their home. She hopes, if they see the signs, they'll return it.