American Tug Summer Expedition

Expedition 2013   –    July 3-16    –

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Cruise with friends in Northern British Columbia.  A loose itinerary allowing lay days, time to explore alone or as a group, to fish, relax and enjoy your tug.

Sullivan  Bay, BC in the Broughton Islands for Canada Day or the 4th of July.  Watch the parade and try the driving range.  July 1-5, 2013.  Many of the AT owners will be gathering up here and ready to start our summer cruise.

Port McNeil, BC.  We are holding a weather briefing and Cape Caution rounding discussion at the Sportsman Pub, Steak & Pizza house.  July 7th, 2013.  Port McNeil is the last place to top up with municipal water, there is a great grocery store and all the services.

Pruth Bay off Fitz Hugh Sound.  July 9th.  A great anchorage.  Hike the trails through the coastal rain forest and see beautiful west beach or north beach, on the Pacific side of Calvert Island.  These white sand beaches are better than Maui.

Ocean Falls is a unique town.  50 year round residents in the former mill town that supported 5,000.  See the abandoned hotel, bar, apartment building and tennis club.  There is a lot of life left here, they certainly make boaters welcome.  We will have a pot luck on July 12, 2013.  See my Ocean Falls photo album here.

Rescue Bay is a wonderful anchorage and perfect for our Star or Wagon wheel raft on July 15th.  Mike Schoppert, President of American Tugs, will be announcing the winner of the American Tug geocaching challenge while anchored here.  This is the final event of our 2013 Summer Expedition and a perfect northern destination, or the jump off point for the Inside Passage route to Alaska.  Star Raft Instructions are here.

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The American Tug Summer Expedition is open to any and all of those in the American Tug family.  Call Steve Scruggs at Tomco Marine to sign up.  Join the fun by calling 360-466-2961 or email