Voyages North

03 June 2018
22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Scott Lagoon, Tuxekan Island. July 21-22, 2013

24 July 2013 | posted at Craig
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Looking out Scott Lagoon

We were looking at the chart in search of an anchorage in Sea Otter Sound, off the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, when Steve noticed a long thin cove called Scott Lagoon on the west shore of Tuxekan Island. About ¾ a mile long it was only 180 ft wide along the entire length. The chart showed good depth and no dangers but only a few scattered soundings. What didn’t it show, I wondered.

Neither the Coast Pilot nor either of the guides we had on board had any information about Scott Lagoon. But it looked intriguing, the wind was calm, and the tide was low so we’d be able to see any dangers. If we ran into trouble we wouldn’t have to wait long for a rising tide.

As it turned out, the chart was right. There were no dangers and we motored in easily, anchoring where a side channel entered from the north. A thick growth of cedar trees lines the cove and in the morning a deer walked by on the beach. It was a peaceful and pretty place.

Later that morning we visited the Fitzgeralds at New Tokeen on nearby El Capitan Island. Steve told them we’d been to Scott Lagoon.

“Scott Lagoon was named for the first settler of New Tokeen,” Mike told us. “The Scotts owned the fish plant here. It’s called Scott Lagoon because the first Mr.Scott went in there in a storm and caught lots of fish there.”
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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