Ketchikan Customs Updates

US Customs in Ketchikan is now accepting NEXUS and I-68. If you and all of your passengers are part of the NEXUS or I-68 programs, call ahead with your BR number and you will most likely be cleared by phone. Call the Ketchikan CBP office directly at 907-225-2254. Because of additional staff, Ketchikan US Customs…

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New Marina Construction Underway in Prince Rupert

For years the Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club has had limited moorage for visiting boaters. Two years ago, the mayor of Prince Rupert announced the development of a new marina in front of Atlin Terminal. Progress is being made: the pilings are in, the docks are being built on land, and they are scheduled…

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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…

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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 commuter-style prop…

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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…

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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

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

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…

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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

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 moorage.

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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…

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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 marina and the service was excellent.

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