Bishop Bay Dock Ramp Missing, Mooring Buoys Suspect

Bishop Bay Dock Ramp Missing, Mooring Buoys Suspect The ramp linking the float to shore at Bishop Bay Hot Springs was missing when we visited in June. A small inflatable dinghy was left on the dock for shore access. When we visited we tied to one of three mooring buoys in the bay, with two boats rafted alongside us. With about 10 knots of wind, we dragged the buoy to...
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Snack Stand, Party Tent at North Island Marina

Snack Stand, Party Tent at North Island Marina 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...
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New Hot Tub at Pierre’s Echo Bay

New Hot Tub at Pierre’s Echo Bay Well, it all started out as a bit of joke, but the new wood-fired hot tub is now open every evening at Pierre’s. We encouraged Pierre to add a hot tub at the end of last season. It is a long story but the Waggoner Cruising Guide is a now a co-sponsor of the hot tub which overlooks the marina with a great view. We ded...
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Blind Channel Resort Now Serves Breakfast

Blind Channel Resort Now Serves Breakfast A buffet breakfast will be available this season with an array of selections. Knowing the quality of their restaurant for dinner, we are all looking forward to trying this on our next visit....
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New Dock at April Point

New Dock at April Point While the docks are showing their age, there is a new 285’ dock with inside and outside moorage. The new dock is outside A dock and is reserved for large vessels. It offers 50 and 100-amp power. Renovations are underway on A dock....
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Pender Harbour Ownership Changes, New Restaurants

Pender Harbour Ownership Changes, New Restaurants Last year, the Garden Bay Hotel, Pub and Marina was sold. The old docks have been cleaned up and the pub’s food is still good. Dining out on the deck overlooking the harbor on a sunny day is a part of its allure. Fisherman’s Resort and Marina was sold to a new owner from Vancouver and continues to operate as it ...
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Egmont Public Wharf Now Has Power

Egmont Public Wharf Now Has Power A fairly new and wide 450’ float is available at Egmont with 20 and 30-amp power. One hundred and ten feet of space is reserved for short-term (48-hour maximum) moorage....
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New Owners, Upgrades at Bathgate General Store, Resort and Marina

New Owners, Upgrades at Bathgate General Store, Resort and Marina The friendly new owners have been working hard to improve the facility. The store and resort upland facilities have been updated and painted. The general store is much improved with produce, frozen meats, dairy products, dried and canned goods, fishing tackle and a few boating items. The marina does not offer guest moo...
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Backeddy Resort Upgrades

Backeddy Resort Upgrades Backeddy Resort built two new cabins over the winter. These cabins are now available for rental. Repairs are underway on the main dock and the finger piers are being replaced. The resort is getting a fresh paint job. A new bakery chef was added to the kitchen staff – look for additional desserts and bakery items....
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Doc Morgan’s Re-Opens in Snug Cove

Doc Morgan’s Re-Opens in Snug Cove Waggoner correspondent Deane Hislop reports that Oydis and Deane Nickle, daughter and son-in-law of Union Steamship Marina owners Rondy and Dorothy Dike have relocated to Bowen Island to manage the marina, and are now operating Doc Morgan’s Restaurant as well. The Hislops enjoyed a wonderful dinner overlooking the ma...
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New Owners at the Silva Bay Pub

New Owners at the Silva Bay Pub The Silva Bay Pub has new owners and the locals are impressed with the quality of its pub fare. You can still dine on their sunny deck or in the now tastefully refurbished restaurant....
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New Docks at Page’s Resort

New Docks at Page’s Resort Page’s Resort and Marina in Silva Bay installed new docks during the off-season, replacing an old linear dock with sixteen 40’ slips and 60’ of linear tie, all with 30-amp power. There are plans to replace another section of linear dock with slips this fall. The Hatfield family continues to offer excellent hospit...
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