We think you will like the new look of the 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide this year. Colored tabs for each chapter are found along the outside edge of the pages, a different color identifies each section or chapter. While readers can find specific names and places in the index, you can now quickly turn to the desired chapter identified by a specific colored tab.Of special interest is our theme for this year’s edition, ‘Early Maritime Explorers of the Pacific Northwest’ highlighted throughout the Waggoner Guide. Readers will find 17 different short articles describing the explorations of these early maritime captains who sailed our waters.
You can check the index under ‘sidebars’ to find these fascinating snapshots of history. A timeline of this historic era is found in the 'front section.' Boaters will also appreciate the extensive updates, re-writes, and new material found in the Waggoner Cruising Guide. In addition to the countless text updates, more than half of the 225 reference maps have been revised and an additional 16 new detailed reference maps have been added to the 2018 edition. Boaters can look forward to visiting many of the marinas who have made improvements and added moorage space as reported in the Waggoner Cruising Guide, in addition to new anchorages included in this year’s edition. The ‘front section’ of the guidebook, which includes ‘how-to’ material such as navigation, anchoring, weather and communications, has also been expanded. You will find helpful information about ELCI-protected shore-power now found at many marinas, along with helpful tips regarding how to establish a successful connection. Other articles in the front section include Potable Water, Chartering, and Maintenance to name a few. The Waggoner Cruising Guide continues to be “The Bible for Northwest Cruising,” providing all the necessary information for planning and preparing one’s personal voyage of adventure.