Steve and Jessica Jackman have remodeled and reopened their coffee and snack stand on the dock for the North Island Marina. They have added solid walls to their happy hour tent for late afternoon socializing. Note that Pacific Coastal Airlines is no longer flying floatplanes to their dock. They continue to fly their co... Details
There is a significant change on the waterfront in Alert Bay this year. The imposing brick building, St. Michael’s Residential School, which stood next to the U’mista Cultural Centre has been razed, and the site is now an open field. The school had unhappy memories for many in the area. For decades, the Canadian go... Details
Port McNeill Fuel Dock & Marina, a fixture on northern Vancouver Island, has been renamed North Island Marina. The name change should make it easier for boaters to distinguish the private North Island Marina from the public Port McNeill docks.
North Island Marina sent us this press release:
Over the last 28 y... Details
On the afternoon of August 5th, a 45' gas powered wooden boat exploded shortly after leaving the dock. The concussion broke windows throughout the marina. A child was thrown into the water. The owner of the boat was burned and hospitalized. The boat quickly sunk. This accident is being investigated by the Canadian auth... Details
Steve Jackman of the Port McNeill Fuel Dock is always innovating to provide a better experience for visiting marina guests. One new innovation not seen often is in-berth fueling. Rather than pull up to the fuel dock, the fuel line can be brought to your boat moored on their linear docks in the marina.
Now Steve, and... Details
A group of investors recently purchased Quarterdeck Marina in Port Hardy, B.C. As soon as the sale closed, the new owners shut down the boatyard. Currently, all boats have been removed from the boatyard and the lift is no longer operating.
The lift at Quarterdeck Marina was the only lift between Campbell River and Lun... Details
The Sointula moorage now monitors VHF 66A. Office hours are 8:30-4:30, sometimes later.
The floating breakwater shown on the Waggoner map has been replaced by a rock riprap extension to the breakwater. Entry is easy.
Up at the village, a new bakery named the Upper Crust is really, really yummy. We brought back st... Details