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Welcome to Cruising‑Cape‑Breton.info: the essential, information resource. Whether you're a cruiser venturing to our island or a Cape Breton cruiser seeking new horizons, we have the up‑to‑date information you need.
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Cruise Cape Breton: The Yachters’ Guide to the Bras d’Or LakesCalled "The Yachtsman's Guide" in early editions; changed to "The Yachters' Guide" for political correctness!ⓘ gave such information in book‑format. Published in 1974 and revised last in 1992, it's long out of print and surviving editions contain much misinformation. Later editions omitted several useful charts; chart and illustration quality was poor.
A lot has changed since Cruise Cape Breton was published; not only around the island but also in the way we communicate and navigate. Today, satellites and modern electronics let us navigate with precision. But, change is continuous; it makes guidebooks out‑of‑date before they are published. Cruising-Cape-Breton.info is the answer. The ‘What's New’ column shows how we strive to keep up with changes and improve the information's accuracy, utility, and presentation. Read What Cruisers Say about this site.
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- Apr 22 Publications updated
- Apr 17 Draft & Height Restrictions updated
- Apr 02 Boating Opportunities updated
Apr 02 - CCB App new edition uploaded
- Mar 17
- Tides updated
- Marine Services revised
- Mar 01 - CCB App new edition uploaded
- Feb 22 - Marine Weather info revised
- Feb 16 - Chedabucto Bay
- Overview info & chart revised
- Couteau Inlet chart corrected
- Petit-de-Grat chart corrected
- Chedabucto Bay eBook updated
- Feb 04 - MagVar revised
- Feb 03 - Eastern Cape Breton
- Eastern CB Overview released
- Sydney Harbour chart & info released
- Glace Bay chart & info released
- Port Morien chart & info released
- Main-à-Dieu chart & info released
- Louisbourg chart & info released
- Charts page updated
- Feb 01 - CCB App new edition uploaded
- Jan 27
- Eateries updated
- Links updated
- Jan 20 - Publications revised
- Jan 02 - CCB App new edition uploaded
- Jan 01 - Western Shore
- Margaree Harbour chart updated
- Western Shore eBook updated