UPDATE: Changes at Campbell River Marinas

Each year we take a spring road trip through British Columbia, searching for changes at marinas. This year we found major changes underway at the Coast Marina in Campbell River. The marina has new owners. Many of the full time moorage customers have moved their boats out of the marina. We were told the dock…

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USCG Auxiliary Vessel Safety Inspections

Safety on the water is our top priority. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is similarly committed to this goal and they offer free vessel safety inspections to help boaters stay safe. If your vessel passes inspection, you’ll receive a decal that notifies law enforcement that your boat has already been inspected and complies with state…

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Waggoner eNews Archives

Waggoner eNews Archives Your time on the water is important and the Waggoner Cruising Guide staff works hard every year to provide the most up-to-date cruising information we can. Throughout the year, things change. Events are added or changed and businesses come and go. Waggoner eNews provides a way for us to keep our readers…

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Restaurant of the Month: Addie Mae’s

An Indulgence, or Just Good Down-Home Southern Cooking? Addie Mae’s Southern Kitchen in Port Townsend For many of us, a new restaurant can influence the choice of the next overnight cruising stop. Headed to Port Townsend? Try overnighting at the Point Hudson Marina. Take a two-block walk down Water Street to a red brick building…

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About Us

Mark Bunzel Mark is the Editor and Publisher of the annual Waggoner Cruising Guide and the co-author of Cruising the Virgin Islands. He is also the Publisher at Fine Edge Publishing with responsibility for all publishing, business affairs, and marketing. Mark’s boating experience began in Ocean City, New Jersey, where at the age of 15…

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On Using Nexus for Customs

We recently cleared into Canada in Vancouver using our NEXUS. Here is what I think is an error in Waggoner. Using the suggestions on page 16 to call in 30 minutes to 4 hours prior to leaving US waters. We called in to the NEXUS number before leaving Point Roberts. When asked for an ETA…

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Compliments on the 2013 Edition

Gentlemen/Ladies, I just recently received my 2013 Waggoner Cruising Guide and I am enjoying it thoroughly! I’m a bit laid up at the moment after breaking an achilles tendon so I have LOTS of time to catch up on reading and updating my boating library. My 2010 Guide is a bit “dog-eared” after lots of…

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Teakerne, Tracey & fishy business at James Point

We dingied to Cassel Falls (Teakerne Arm) from our anchorage in the Copeland Islands on July 26, 2012. Wish I had read updates first! Dingy dock is still up on rocks, but sort of useable. Also visited Tracey Harbour to look for anchorage on July 17, and found that a logging operation has taken it…

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On the Inside Passage – Mark’s Cruise Report

After the short run from Port McNeill to the Alert Bay Boat Harbour docks in the fog, it was up to the U’Mista Cultural Centre museum to photograph the collection of potlatch regalia confiscated by the government in the 1921, when the potlatch was outlawed. I was thrilled to be given permission to photograph the…

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Squirrel Cove – The log is still there

As you noted on page 229 of this year’s Guide regarding anchoring in Squirrel Cove, “At least one tough old log might still be down there….” Well, we found it! After two beautiful days in the anchorage tucked in between the two small islands at the head of the bay (our third time in the…

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