Canada’s only known floating pub is off the market.
The Dinghy Dock Pub on Protection Island has sold to new owners for an undisclosed amount. The pub and its ferry service to Protection Island were listed for $2.6 million back in February. Also included in the price tag was the Dinghy Dock’s 0.12-hectare property, which has a four-bedroom house that can be converted into a bed and breakfast.
Marty Campbell, the Dinghy Dock’s general manager, said the deal closed yesterday. He said the new owners are committed to maintaining the pub and customers won’t notice anything different.
“There will be no changes that the customers will notice,” Campbell said. “The new owners want to keep everything status quo and maintain the consistency and quality of service that we’ve got right now.”
The ferry service will remain the same and that the management staff, including Campbell, will remain at the pub under the new ownership.
“The new owners made commitments to maintain everything as is and make some improvement over time,” Campbell said. “Part of the agreement of the sale was that the new owners have a set dollar amount that they have to contribute to facility improvements.”
Campbell said the previous owners, John and Cheryl Logan, decided to sell the pub because they wanted to move on to the next stage of their life.
“They have grandchildren now and they wanted to not have the commitment of owning a pub and a ferry service anymore,” he said. “They were ready to move on.”
The pub has been operating since 1989 and is the only floating pub in Canada, according to its website.
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