Nov 23, 2017

FugawiCPS-ECP Safe Boating Partner, Fugawi would like to help CPS-ECP members with their needs during the holiday season.

Until December 17th, 2017 use your membership number and receive 20% off ALL products from the Fugawi Store including downloadable charts from X-Traverse (now Fugawi.com) and other popular brands such as:

• Actisense and Digital Yacht, physical plug-and-play
• Charts such as Navionics and C-Map, as well as downloadable charts from CHS, Navionics and Fugawi’s own Fugawi Aboard covering all of Canada.
• Apps: The discount also applies to hundreds of downloadable charts that can be used on the popular iOS iNavX and the Android PathAway Apps.

Visit www.fugawi.com for products and details.

How to use the code: Click on the CPS-ECP logo on the bottom right hand corner of the www.fugawi.com home page, register as a member and then enter the code “CPS-ECP20” at checkout to get your 20% discount.
Questions: Contact Fugawi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-920-9300.

The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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This brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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Covey Island Boatworks

Covey Island Boatworks It could be said that Covey Island Boatworks put Canada on the map during the early days of wood/epoxy composite boatbuilding. Today the company has diversified into fiberglass commercial fishing vessels, selling inflatable boats and hybrid and electric propulsion systems from facilities in Lunenburg, Riverport and Liverpool. Things were pretty basic back in 1979 when the yard was established on Covey Island, one of the LaHave Islands in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, by John Steele and two partners.

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