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I kind of figured that the development wouldn't be a destination, but a place for folks to keep their boats so they're already in Desolation Sound after catching the ferry from Campbell River? Yes/no?

We don't travel four days to stay in a marina up there. We travel four days to anchor in places where you whisper to each other in the evenings so as not to disturb the peace.
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I kind of figured that the development wouldn't be a destination, but a place for folks to keep their boats so they're already in Desolation Sound after catching the ferry from Campbell River? Yes/no?

We don't travel four days to stay in a marina up there. We travel four days to anchor in places where you whisper to each other in the evenings so as not to disturb the peace.
Actually 2 ferries; one from Campbell River to Quadra, then Heriot Bay to Cortes - you will need a car. The airport is at Comox. Or take a float plane.

I just do not see it as viable.
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I agree with Jack, it's just too difficult to get to, we see lot's of southern people leaving their boats in Campbell River but as usual we also have plenty of un-utilized moorage at all the marinas here over the winter months and even this summer so I just don't buy it as being a better alternative. From what I understand most of the marinas/resorts on the outlying islands up here are not making it and the ones that are, are just squeaking by as it is.

I did notice that Jacks Boat Yard in Lund has completed it's expansion which is quite substantial. I took a walk through there a few months ago and there must have been 6o or more boats on the hard. I suspect most of them are southern boats being stored there for the winter.

As a side note, the Powell River Marina expansion with all new docks is complete and boats are moving in there now. They are still working on the waterfront revitalization (very nice improvement) and they should be starting on the transient/commercial rafting floats soon.
[edit] be aware that your charts will likely not reflect the substantially longer breakwater extending from the ferry dock past the fuel dock and beyond the small container wharf to the south.
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Yikes, that's just bad. Here's what I submitted to them and I encourage everybody else to write at least something to put your vote in:

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I would like to put my vote in to strongly encourage a proper study into the severe effects this will have on the local environment. With a capacity of upwards of 388 boats, there is no way the cove can handle that kind of discharge of gray or even black water, there will be all kinds of "accidents" and the whole area will just become completely inhospitable to any marine life. This is not the way to "develop" such a pristine area, you might as well just pave over the whole area and invite every car around to idle there for the summer.

People don't go to this area to congregate in large groups and watch the environment be destroyed for the mighty dollar. This area should be heavily protected and nurtured for future generations, not developed for 1/10th of a generation to create irreparable repercussions for future generations.
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I hear the store there has closed, one less reason to go there. I hear it has not been approved yet, so keep complaining. I don't think it has any hope of being viable. And an aquaculture operation among hundreds of boats, with no sewage pump out. Recycling at it's best!
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I hear the store there has closed, one less reason to go there. I hear it has not been approved yet, so keep complaining. I don't think it has any hope of being viable. And an aquaculture operation among hundreds of boats, with no sewage pump out. Recycling at it's best!
I was on the website (Applications and Reasons for Decision) about a week ago and it indicated that the application is under review. The store closing is bad news. The web site is still up.
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I hear the store there has closed, one less reason to go there. I hear it has not been approved yet, so keep complaining. I don't think it has any hope of being viable. And an aquaculture operation among hundreds of boats, with no sewage pump out. Recycling at it's best!
Didn't know that. I cruised by there yesterday, didn't stop in but it looked quiet from a distance. Could be a seasonal closure. I do know it's for sale for a cool 1.35 million.
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Re: Kiss Squirrel Cove Goodbye?

Jack, et al...
I notice on the original website that the application has been denied and replaced with a new application under the same number. Looks like the site map now covers only about 30%-40% of the inner coves with mooring/docks. Do you have any insight into the new application?
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Re: Kiss Squirrel Cove Goodbye?

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Jack, et al...
I notice on the original website that the application has been denied and replaced with a new application under the same number. Looks like the site map now covers only about 30%-40% of the inner coves with mooring/docks. Do you have any insight into the new application?
No - no new information. Maybe the guys who live and work close by might know something.
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Re: Kiss Squirrel Cove Goodbye?

Just give it a pass. Sad but it's a big coast and if you're really cruising there's Hagendaaz. in the freezer and oysters await.
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