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 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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New Shuttle Connects Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay

Beginning July 1, a shuttle service will connect Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay, with stops at several wineries, restaurants, and other attractions along the way. Riders pay a single fee and can hop on off at as many places as they’d like during the day. See www.cowichanshuttle.com for details.

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Some Poultry Now Allowed Into U.S.

Earlier in the year we reported that poultry and eggs were not allowed from Canada into the US. In mid-June this restriction was eased. Now, poultry and eggs from any province other than Ontario are permitted into the US. To avoid hassles, be sure a country and province of origin is printed on the packaging…

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Boaters Welcome at New Vancouver

This was a new location in the 2015 Waggoner Guide. After a visit, we can highly recommend it. The tribal people of New Vancouver, or Tsatsisnukwomi Village, were forced out of the area in the 1960s by the government. Through much red tape, their ancestral chief, William Glendale, got permission to repatriate the site and…

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New Shopping Shuttle at Westview/Powell River

From the last week in June through the first week in September, a courtesy shuttle is running four times a day from Westview Marina to the town’s mall. The schedule is posted at the head of the gangway and in the harbour master’s office. Safeway, Save-On Foods and Quality Foods also offer grocery delivery to…

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