Salish Sea Sailing
We’re proud to announce that Green artichoke will be working closely with S/Y Providence in moving towards conscious shipping methods. The beautifully restored 115 ft sailing yacht will be traveling along a shipping route throughout the gulf islands, and returning to ports in Vancouver with specialty artisan goods that were previously only available by making the trip to the islands themselves.
An estimated 30% of climate change causing global fossil fuel emissions are caused by shipping and transportation. Operations such as this that aim towards carbon and fossil fuel neutrality are the key to a sustainable future, effectively extending the 100-mile diet. There are several well established Sail Cargo operations in Europe and Providence aims to be the first on the West Coast of the Americas with a strong local (Salish Sea region) presence in the summer months. To get involved in a revolutionary movement to change the way we transport ethical and sustainable goods on the west coast, check out their wayblaze project here.
If you have goods you want to ship between Vancouver and the Southern Gulf Islands Sail Cargo will offer scheduled weekly runs to the Ganges on Saltspring (Arrive Wednesday afternoon and depart Thursday morning) and Silva Bay on Gabriola Island (Arrive Thur afternoon depart Friday morning back to Vancouver. On-demand stops on Mayne, Galiano, North Pender, Thetis Islands and Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. If you have goods that will fit in one of our three sizes of totes and you can carry it to the boat they have a standard one-way shipping rate and for larger items that require logistics and deck space call us and they’ll try to make it work. For the Wayblaze campaign, Sail Cargo is offering a discounted rate on their large tote shipping.