Useful Book

Guide ANCHORAGES is helpful

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We have been sailing our 36 ft Catalina in the San Juan Is, Canadian Gulf Island for 25 years and just returned from a month in Desolation Sound BC. We have used numerous books and charts and wanted to get a better guide. I found “Anchorages and Marine Parks” to be the best on board. The pictures, chart numbers, waypoints and the small and large area charts were extremely helpful. The books format almost gives the skipper a 3 dimensional perspective of passages and harbors. The information and the way the book flowed and the details that were provided de-stressed our journey and gave us more confidence in our passages to new and old locations. The added bonus was to meet the author and his wife on a trail on Wallace Island August 2012. Mark & Claudia Cerenzie Acquisition III

Salutation to Author

Spears' Review in Praise of Book

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As a family member of the author of the new book The History of the RCMP Marine Services, I am very pleased and proud of Kenn’s work and dedication on the project. Joe Spears’ review of the book in BC Shipping News magazine has done great justice to Kenn’s work. The photograph that was included with the review of Kenn in his Zodiac shows the real Kenn and that smile of his was ever present whenever he spoke of the RCMP, the Marine Services and also of his Captain and long time friend, Inspector Ken Burton. —Keith Griffith.

Haida Gwaii Hot Springs

Will the Waters Flow Again?

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The hot springs at Haida Gwaii are dry, following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last month. Will the waters return? I doubt it. And that is a shame, as the impact on tourism to the islands could be affected. It surely will not deter folks from visiting the islands in future but there will be some disappointment if the hot springs are no longer functioning. Unless…the pools get sealed and filled with water from another source, then heated (propane furnace) to simulate the springs. After all the pools are in place, and there are structures on site that serve as change rooms and showers. I am sure many would be pleased to see that take place as an alternative.