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 various sources. These sources include: Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Hydrographic Service(CHS), satellite and aerial imagery, and sonar data. We corrected many 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.
Some charts in the original Cruise Cape Breton have been omitted where CHS charts now provide adequate or better detail (e.g. Chapel Island). Cruisers are 'Urged to Use Caution' in using the chartlets. Many soundings date from 1974. Some original small-scale charts had mapping errors that have been corrected in the new charts. This made placement of some soundings uncertain. Other areas of Cape Breton Island are gradually being included.
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—making 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 as a double-sided page for use aboard your boat. 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.
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Click on a KEY CHART to enlarge the image.
I — Chedabucto Bay (Isle Madame, Lennox Passage & 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 28
St Peters InletSt Peters Inlet—Overview
St Peter's & Canal
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
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
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)
Bay St Lawrence
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 26A & 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: 2017-01-19Register HERE