Anchorage & Harbour Charts
The chartlets of the Bras d'Or Lakes and Chedabucto Bay are based on those originally published in Cruise Cape Breton. They have been enhanced or redrawn using computer graphics software and information gleaned from various sources, including the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS), National Resources Canada (NRC), Nova Scotia Land Registry Information System (LRIS), satellite imagery (Google™ Earth), aerial photographs, and recent observations. Most of these resources were unavailable to their original creator. The hydrography in the charts is based on that given in the Cruise Cape Breton charts, initially prepared by Roy Mac Keen—a founding member and Past Commodore of The Dobson Yacht Club. Names of places and geographic features have generally been revised to conform to those given on current CHS charts to avoid confusion.
These charts are intended to provide cruisers with supplementary information and detail, unavailable in the large-scale CHS charts, and NOT as a substitute for the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) charts.
Cruisers are 'Urged to Use Caution' in using the chartlets, since most of the soundings in these charts were taken in 1974, and that for some of the large-scale charts, there were inaccuracies in the shorelines, which have been corrected in these revised charts. However, that made placing some of the soundings difficult. This is a work-in-progress. Charts listed in BLUE will be added in due course. It is hoped that other areas of Cape Breton Island be included in the future.
Should anyone have any more up-to-date information or suggestions to enhance the accuracy or usefulness of these charts, please contact the editors or fill in the form below, and click the 'SEND' button.
Clicking on the title of a chart will bring up the chart in PDF-format (with additional information when followed by a diamond ♦), suitable for saving, viewing, or printing as a double-sided page for reference aboard your vessel. Each Key Chart is also downloadable, and is the chart listed first for each area.
KEY CHARTS are clickable to enlarge the image.
I — Chedabucto Bay
Chedabucto Bay —
Isle Madame & Lennox Passage
—Lennox Passage to West Arichat
II — Bras d'Or Lakes System
Bras d'Or Lakes AreasBras d'Or Lakes—Overview♦
Draft & Mast Height Restrictions
St Peters InletSt Peters Inlet—Key Chart
St Peter's & Canal♦
St Peters Inlet—Charts A & B♦
Cape George Harbour♦
West BayWest Bay—Key Chart
Morrison Harbour (Morrison Head)♦
Pringle Island & MacLeods Pond
Ballams Point (Dundee Resort)♦
Head of West Bay Cove♦
Clarke Cove (Marble Mountain)♦
Malagawatch & BasinsMalagawatch—Key Chart
Malagawatch Hbr & MacReas Cove♦
Entrance to North & Denys Basins♦
Alba & Estmere♦
Cassells & Crooked Coves
North Basin & Orangedale
Blues Cove (Orangedale)♦
East BayEast Bay—Key Chart
North Side East Bay—Charts A & B♦
St Patricks ChannelSt Patricks Channel—Key Chart
Washabuck River & MacIvers Cove♦
St Andrews ChannelSt Andrews Channel—Key Chart
Shunacadie & Black Point♦
Island Point Harbour
Little Bras d'Or
Great Bras d'Or ChannelGreat Bras d'Or—Key Chart
III — St Anns HarbourSt Anns Harbour—Overview♦
Jersey Cove & St Anns Harbour Entrance♦
Goose Cove & North Riverr♦
North Gut & South Gut♦
IV — Coastal Harbours — Highlands CoastHighlands Coast—Overview
South Ingonish Harbour♦
Bay St Lawrence♦