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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Friday Harbor Automated Marine Radio Check 

Your VHF marine radio is a critical piece of safety and communications equipment on your boat, and it only makes sense to know exactly how well your VHF system is working. Radio checks are illegal on channel 16 and often of little value on other channels, since you cannot tell how your transmission actually sounds in…

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NEWS FLASH: Cruising Alaska Seminar in March

Do you have plans for cruising to Alaska in the future? Then block out March 22nd through 24th for the Cruising British Columbia & The Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska Seminar! Instructors include Mark Bunzel, owner and publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide; Capt. Linda Lewis, a training skipper and experienced Alaska cruiser; and Mike…

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Pierre’s acquires Windsong Sea Village

The big news in the Broughton’s this year is Pierre and Tove Landry’s acquisition of Windsong Sea Village, just across Echo Bay from their well-liked Pierre’s at Echo Bay. The purchase will provide additional moorage at Echo Bay, a welcome improvement during the busy summer season when their pig roasts and other events draw big…

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Dredging in Swinomish Channel Completed

The much needed dredging of Swinomish Channel has been completed by the Army Corp of Engineers, much to the relief of owners of deep draft boats. The new controlling depth is 12 feet. A survey of the channel and updated charts will be published soon. We recently cruised through the channel after the dredging was…

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NEWS FLASH: Port Ludlow Valentines Day Special

Looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway?   Look no further than the Resort at Port Ludlow! Chef Dan Ratigan has prepared a delicious menu for what will surely be an excellent meal. Port Ludlow is one of our favorite Puget Sound destinations and is an excellent destination for winter cruising. More information can be…

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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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