Anchorage & Harbour Charts
The chartlets of the Bras d'Or Lakes are new renditions of those published in Cruise Cape Breton, and prepared by Roy Mac Keen, a founding member and Past Commodore of the Dobson Yacht Club. All are redrawn and updated using computer graphics. They include recent observations and soundings provided by cruisers and information from several sources. These sources include: Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Hydrographic Service(CHS), satellite and aerial imagery, and sonar data. We corrected many mapping and naming errors and revised names of places and geographic features to agree with those given on current CHS charts. Maintenance of these charts is an on-going process. Other areas of Cape Breton Island are gradually being included. Cruisers are 'Urged to Use Caution' in using the chartlets. See Disclaimer.
They provide useful information and detail, unavailable in CHS charts, and are intended to be a handy reference at the helm.
One advantage of having chartlets in a loose-leaf binder instead of a bound guidebook is that they are easily slipped into a plastic, protective sleeve for use on a clip-board at the helm. If water damages it, you've only one page to replace. Another is that it is easy to replace a chart when a new version is issued. Some users laminate charts of their favourite areas to make them waterproof.
We invite cruisers and boaters with more up-to-date information, or suggestions to enhance the accuracy or usefulness of these charts, to Contact Us.
Clicking on the title of a chart will bring up the chart and information in PDF-format, suitable for saving, viewing, or printing. The 'Overview' for an area includes the Key Chart.
CHART BOOKS in PDF-format (eBook), as shown by the muli-page PDF symbol, are available for viewing and printing. See Downloads for more information.
We're building photo galleries for these areas. To see these pictures you must have an Internet connection. Look for the camera image. If you have some suitable pics, send 'em in!
Click on a KEY CHART to enlarge the image.
I - Chedabucto Bay (Isle Madame, Lennox Passage, and Strait of Canso)Chedabucto Bay - Overview
Lennox Passage Bridge
- Lennox Passage to West Arichat
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 29
II - The Bras d'Or Lakes System
Draft & Mast Height Restrictions
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 27 & 28
St Peters InletSt Peters Inlet - Overview
St Peter's & Canal
† St Peters Canal & Battery Point Park
St Peter's Lock Hours
St Peters Inlet - Charts A & B
Cape George Harbour
West BayWest Bay - Overview
Morrison Harbour (Morrison Head)
Pringle Harbour & MacLeods Pond
Ballams Point (Dundee Resort)
Head of West Bay Cove
† The Crammond Islands Elopement
Clarke Cove (Marble Mountain)
Malagawatch & BasinsMalagawatch - Overview
Malagawatch Hbr & MacReas Cove
Entrance to North & Denys Basins
Alba & Estmere
Cassells, Crooked, & Wide Cove
• Morrison Cove
• Blues Cove (Orangedale)
East BayEast Bay - Overview
North Side East Bay - Charts A & B
St Patricks ChannelSt Patricks Channel - Overview
Washabuck River & MacIvers Cove
St Andrews ChannelSt Andrews Channel - Overview
Shunacadie & Black Point
Island Point Harbour
Little Bras d'Or
Great Bras d'Or ChannelGreat Bras d'Or - Overview
Seal Island Harbour
III - St Anns HarbourSt Anns Harbour - Overview
Jersey Cove & St Anns Harbour Entrance
Goose Cove & North River
North Gut & South Gut
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 27
IV - Highlands CoastHighlands Coast - Overview
Ingonish (MacLeods Point)
White Point Harbour
Dingwall Cruisers are cautioned that boats anchoring in the inner basin of Dingwall Harbour have been charged a $20/night "Berthing Fee". This fee is currently under review.ⓘ
Bay St Lawrence
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 26B & 27
V - Western ShoreWestern Shore - Overview
Murphys Pond (Port Hood)
Finlay Point (Mabou Mines)
Inverness (MacIsaac's Pond)
Margaree (Belle Côte)
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 26B
Revised: 2017-05-10Register HERE