I am currently listening a boater in distress on Channel 16. He is out there with another person and a dog. He lost his steering or his motor, the radio is not very clear, and was floating towards the rocks. The ferry is the only vessel in the area to help, but they told him they would not risk the crews life to resque the dog they would help the people not the dog. The boater put his boat on land rather than lose the vessel and his dogs life. He is stranded at a Hollow Byte west of Squirrel Pt. Please when you come here in the winter do not bring your kids or animals with you. You are headed out into a very dangerous situation and we have no resque boat available to assist you in the winter. It is currently blowing 45 knots. If the wind is blowing or projected to blow more knots than your vessel is feet long do not go. Only use 1/3 of your fuel because the wind blows mostly from the west and you may need the other 2/3 to return. Make sure everyone has survival suits on before you get in the vessel to leave. Please do not take your kids or animals its one thing for an adult to make the decision to go but kids and animals can not, they just do what their told. No fish or deer or bear meat is worth losing your boat or your lives.