Nearly every Sunday morning at 9am a group of CKF'ers launch from Kiddie Beach at Channel Islands Harbor. There is usually no announcement made because everyone knows to just show up. The group meets about 8:20am for a 9am launch. Feel free to join us if you have your own boat and gear.
National Park Service adding third campground on Santa Cruz Island.
$4 million project will replace deteriorating wharf on Anacapa Island. Effort means island will be closed to public for three months.
A project to build a badly needed new wharf in the Channel Islands will get underway this month, which will mean the temporary closure of Anacapa Island to the public.
The Anacapa Island dock is deteriorating. The National Park Service is building a new, wider dock. The $4 million project will include a vertical lifting platform. It can be lowered to the level of the boat so people, and cargo can be easily offloaded. It will then lift up to the level of the island's new dock.
It's designed to last 50 years, with the new landing higher than the existing one to account for sea level rise.
The work is expected to take about three months. Because of safety concerns, the island will be completely closed to the public during the construction period.