Seven experienced couples and individuals cruise waters of the inside passage looking for changes and updates for the next annual publication of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. These field correspondents are on-the-water-cruisers visiting marinas, anchorages, and passages described in the Waggoner Cruising Guide, recording the many things that change each year.
Marinas, of course, are the most likely to change with new or different services, dock space, buoy moorage, and amenities. Anchorages change as well. Development, private docks, aquaculture, and logging operations change the appeal and availability of anchorages.
With over 1,000 marinas and anchorages in the Waggoner Cruising Guide, the annual job of keeping the information current is a big one, and the volunteer field correspondents are an essential part of the Waggoner team, who bring the most recent information to Waggoner readers.
Check the Year on Your Waggoner Cruising Guide
Field correspondents, Brett and Sue Oemichen, recently reported that on three separate occasions they had conversations with boaters, who when learning of their association with Waggoner, told them of information that was not in their Waggoner Cruising Guide.
“In Port McNeill, a boater from Hillsboro, Oregon told us that information about Lagoon Cove did not report that new owners had purchased the marina. A look at page 329 of the 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide revealed that the correct information was indeed in the 2018 guidebook.”
“In Port McNeill, a boater from Everett was quite sure there was no information about Lizzie Cove. We knew there was because we had stopped there and met Rene and Theresa to talk with them about updates. We reviewed page 420 of the 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide with the boater and confirmed that it was there.”
“Finally, a boating couple in Kwatsi Bay told us that the information for Schooner Cove needed updating. After reading the Schooner Cove description in the 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide, they said the information was indeed current.”
In each case, the out-of-date information was coming from an old edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide! This is why we naturally say “you need to buy the current guidebook every year!”
In all l three cases, cruisers did not have the current edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide on board. The moral of these stories?
Don’t go cruising without the current edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide on board.
By purchasing the annual book, you’ll get the collective experience of many years of cruising, plus you can always check the website for current news, updates and future changes.