Anchorage & Harbour Charts
The chartlets of the Bras d'Or Lakes are new renditions of those published in Cruise Cape Breton, originally prepared by Roy Mac Keen—a founding member and Past Commodore of the Dobson Yacht Club. All charts have been redrawn and extensively enhanced using computer graphics software. They incorporate recent observations and soundings provided by cruisers and information from many sources, including; Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS), National Resources Canada (NRC), satellite imagery, aerial photography, and recently available sonar data. Many of these resources were unavailable to their original creator. In the process, numerous errors have been corrected and names of places and geographic features revised to agree with those given on current CHS charts to avoid confusion. Maintenance of these charts is a 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 were made in 1974. Some original small-scale charts, had mapping errors, which have been corrected in the new charts, making placement of some soundings uncertain. Other areas of Cape Breton Island are gradually being included.
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 an updated version is issued. Some users laminate charts of their favourite areas—making them waterproof.
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 Key Charts below are included in the 'Overview' for each area.
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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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I — Chedabucto Bay (Isle Madame, Lennox Passage & Strait of Canso)Chedabucto Bay—Overview
Lennox Passage Bridge
—Lennox Passage to West Arichat
II — The Bras d'Or Lakes System
Draft & Mast Height Restrictions
NOTE: These dates are provisional only. Check back later for actual dates.
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
IV — Highlands CoastHighlands Coast—Overview
Ingonish (MacLeods Point)
Bay St Lawrence
- West Coast, LFA-26B — from Cape St Lawrence south:
May 1 to June 30
- East Coast, LFA-27 — from Cape St Lawrence south:
May 16 to July 15
Revised: 2016-01-23Register HERE