Saltspring Marina Ad Correction

Saltspring Marina Ad Correction The Saltspring Marina ad on p. 145 of the 2011 Waggoner trumpets a winter special of 15¢ per foot. Sorry, people, it’s a big typo. The real rate is 50¢ per foot, still a good deal. The poor graphics person is going to catch hell for this, but these things happen. It’s a beautiful ad, regardless....
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Amazing Mural at Galiano Oceanfront Inn

Amazing Mural at Galiano Oceanfront Inn Read the description below, then click on the Kunamokst Mural hot link. As the description explains, this mural of an orca and her calf was created by 190 artists, with no digital effects. It’ll be worth a stop just to see the mural. The inn has a private float in Sturdies Bay, or they can pick you up at Montague Har...
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Westview Boat Basin Expansion

Westview Boat Basin Expansion Jim Parsons, the helpful harbor manager at Powell River/Westview, tells us the long-awaited south boat basin expansion is going well. The breakwater has been extended southward, the contract for new floats has been awarded, and electrical is one approval away. The new floats will be nine feet wide, the main dock wil...
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Poet’s Cove Customs Dock Expansion

Poet’s Cove Customs Dock Expansion Thank you to Peter Rodionoff, Chelan, WA, for sharing that, via the webcam at Poet’s Cove, it appeared work was being done on the customs dock. We contacted Poet's Cove and they informed us that an arm has been added and the work is complete!...
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Geocaching in Canada’s Parks—The Perfect Treasure Hunt!

Geocaching in Canada’s Parks—The Perfect Treasure Hunt! If you’ve ever enjoyed that thrill of discovery or revelled in a sense of victory when you reach the end of an adventure, you’re in for a treat! This summer, as part of Parks Canada’s centennial celebrations, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve launched a new geocache experience – a “treasure hunt f...
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Percival Landing Reconstruction

Percival Landing Reconstruction Percival Landing will undergo the first phase in reconstruction starting in July 2010 and docks will be closed from August 1, 2010 through February 2011. The docks are available to tie-up to until then (no power available) but upland facilities might be affected by the construction. Check back here for updates or...
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WDFW Conducting Boat Checks To Stop Aquatic Invasive Species

WDFW Conducting Boat Checks To Stop Aquatic Invasive Species NEWS RELEASE: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Contact: Sgt. Eric Anderson (360) 902-2426 or Allen Pleus (360) 902-2724 OLYMPIA—People hauling boats to and from Washington waterways this summer may be stopped by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officers conducting mandatory checks of ...
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Winter Dry Land Boat Storage at Seattle’s Shilshole Bay Marina

Winter Dry Land Boat Storage at Seattle’s Shilshole Bay Marina Beginning September 1, boat owners are eligible to store their vessels in a fenced-in, secure area available through May 1 of next year. The low rate of $5.08/ft. per month including tax is offered, and boats on trailers up to 32 feet are welcome. An 18-foot minimum is required for month to month payment. For availa...
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Surprised (the Good Way) by Port of Kingston

Surprised (the Good Way) by Port of Kingston While we have always considered Kingston a way-point in transit to the San Juans, our stay this time has changed our impression. After our water pump sprung a leak we found ourselves stranded in Kingston until we could get help. We ended up spending an extra night. Meanwhile, much to our pleasure and surprise we discov...
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New Dock Access at Longbranch

New Dock Access at Longbranch Last fall the Longbranch people didn’t know what they were going to do. The County had condemned the concrete wharf that provided access to the Longbranch docks, which pretty well cut them off from shore. The old wharf is gone now, replaced by a 6-foot-wide metal structure. It’s not as imposing as the former con...
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