Kiss Squirrel Cove Goodbye? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Destinations > Pacific Northwest & Alaska
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-21-2011
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,825
Thanks: 26
Thanked 35 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Kiss Squirrel Cove Goodbye?

I have just received a copy of a proposal that will eliminate any possibility of anchoring in Squirrel Cove.

Responses to the proposal are being accepted until June 30.

If you want a copy PM me.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-21-2011
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 179 Times in 175 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
I'll send you a PM Jack. This has come up at our club meetings.. sounds like a near-complete takeover.

Hard to imagine that Squirrel Cove isn't protected with park status, but it's actually not. I believe a small part of the foreshore may be (part of Von Donop?)

From what I've heard it's not a proposal for the grass roots boaters... sounds more like Catalina Island density.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-21-2011
jrd22's Avatar
Courtney the Dancer
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,815
Thanks: 3
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14
jrd22 will become famous soon enough
What a shame if this comes to pass. We always spend a night or two in Squirrel each summer. How could they restrict anchoring, or would it just be no access to shore?
__________________
John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-21-2011
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 179 Times in 175 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
As we've heard it, it's a large marina/buoyage proposal that would tie up 80% or more of the cove, leaving just the area inside the entrance for anchoring.
When we get the copy from JackD we'll know more.....
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-21-2011
erps's Avatar
the pointy end is the bow
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,135
Thanks: 2
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 10
erps will become famous soon enough erps will become famous soon enough
Shucks. My kids learned to swim in the lagoon. We threw them in and they came back.
__________________
Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 06-21-2011
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 179 Times in 175 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Well, Ray as it turns out you can still throw your grandkids into the lagoon but they may return as well since the mouth of the lagoon is one of the few anchorage areas retained.... (thanks, Jack, for the email)

Unfortunately the pdf files in the link below are dead but the link to a comment page is there and works. It does say there that they will be accepting comments through til August.

Applications and Reasons for Decision

Here's a look at the proposal.... it includes single and double point mooring fields and docks throughout the cove as you can see below, with '4' designated anchorage areas along shore here and there. Slips/space for up to 388 boats....

__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)

Last edited by Faster; 06-21-2011 at 11:07 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 06-22-2011
jrd22's Avatar
Courtney the Dancer
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,815
Thanks: 3
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14
jrd22 will become famous soon enough
388 boats in Squirrel Cove? I won't be one of them. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Jack.
__________________
John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 06-25-2011
Bilgewater's Avatar
Hmmm
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Campbell River, British Columbia
Posts: 514
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Bilgewater is on a distinguished road
Just heard about this...so sad
We need to protect BC and Desolation Sound, people come here for a reason and that's not one of them.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Impulse III
Truant Pilothouse
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 06-26-2011
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,825
Thanks: 26
Thanked 35 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
My thoughts

Quote:
In the past few days I have become aware of a plan by the Klahoose First Nation to "develop" Squirrel Cove. The plan is to turn what amounts to the entire cove into a marina and mooring field. This is both environmentally and economically unsustainable.

Only part of Squirrel Cove, northwest of Protection Island, is a no-discharge zone. That means the entire marina complex and 107 single mooring balls are not subject to discharge controls of any sort. The remaining single and double mooring points are not subject to grey water controls with the ability to dump a large quantity of detergent into the cove. As is pointed out in the proposal, Squirrel Cove is an enclosed space and likely subject to limited flushing during tidal shifts. With a capacity of close to 400 vessels, the cove will be quickly rendered inhospitable.

In my experience of over 20 years of visiting Desolation Sound and the surrounding area, the reason that it is attractive is its isolation. Those who visit are not interested in the amenities that can be found in the Gulf and San Juan Islands; they enjoy the solitude. The area is already well served by the facilities that these cruisers require. Both Lund and Refuge Cove can provide fuel. These two locales and the existing store at Squirrel Cove can provide the necessary provisions. As a result, I expect that this proposal will drive away, rather than attract, clients.

This is a classic example of “paving paradise….”
Jack
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 06-26-2011
Bilgewater's Avatar
Hmmm
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Campbell River, British Columbia
Posts: 514
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Bilgewater is on a distinguished road
Exactly Jack
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Impulse III
Truant Pilothouse
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Goodbye Snow Slayer General Discussion (sailing related) 10 02-08-2011 04:21 PM
Saying goodbye to my boat.... sailhog General Discussion (sailing related) 24 10-19-2009 04:27 PM
Goodbye and thanks for all the fish RhosynMor Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 08-26-2009 09:38 PM
Goodbye for a while Cruisingdad General Discussion (sailing related) 47 01-04-2008 06:27 PM
Sailing Season Opens at Glen Cove Yacht Club (Glen Cove Record-Pilot) NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-22-2006 03:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.