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Running Rapids North (The Historical Record)

The first published account of the challenging rapids awaiting any sailor or paddler headed north of Desolation Sound appears in an 18th century Spanish document, the English title of which is A Spanish Voyage to Vancouver and the North-West Coast … Continue reading

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Threading the Narrows

27 May 2012 The west coast offers some novel challenges to sailors like us who have arrived from elsewhere.  In particular, the mix of tides, currents and wind in the numerous narrow straits and passages of the waters between Vancouver … Continue reading

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