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 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. Chart maintenance is an on-going process. Many coastal harbours of Cape Breton Island are now included. Cruisers are 'Urged to Use Caution' in using the chartlets. See Disclaimer.

Clip-board with chart
Alert symbolThese chartlets are NO SUBSTITUTE for CHS charts.
They provide useful information and detail, unavailable in CHS charts, and are intended to be a handy reference at the helm.

An advantage of having the 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. Also, 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.

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DocumentCHART 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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NOTE: All soundings in FEET, north arrow indicates TRUE NORTH.
See Abbreviations & Symbols.
See notes on Buoyage.
An article of historical interest.

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I - Chedabucto Bay (Isle Madame, Lennox Passage, and Strait of Canso)

Key Chart to Chedabucto Bay Chedabucto Bay - Overview
D'Escousse
Bourgeois Inlet
Couteau Inlet
Lennox Passage Bridge
Intracoastal Waterway
- Lennox Passage to West Arichat
Petit-de-Grat Harbour
Pirate Harbour
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 29

II - The Bras d'Or Lakes System

Overview of chart areas for Bras d'or Lakes
Bras d'Or Lakes - Overview
Draft & Mast Height Restrictions
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 27 & 28


Key Chart to St Peters Inlet

St Peters Inlet

St 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
MacNabs Cove
Johnstown Harbour



Key Chart to West Bay

West Bay

West Bay - Overview
Morrison Harbour (Morrison Head)
Pringle Harbour & MacLeods Pond
Ballams Point (Dundee Resort)
Head of West Bay Cove
Crammond Islands
The Crammond Islands Elopement
Ross Pond
Clarke Cove (Marble Mountain)


Key Chart to Malagawatch Basins

Malagawatch & Basins

Malagawatch - Overview
Little Harbour
Malagawatch Hbr & MacReas Cove
McKinnons Harbour
Entrance to North & Denys Basins
Alba & Estmere
Cassells, Crooked, & Wide Cove
North Basin
Morrison Cove
Blues Cove (Orangedale)
Denys Basin


Key Chart to East Bay

East Bay

East Bay - Overview
MacPhersons Pond
Christmas Pond
McPhee Islands
North Side East Bay - Charts A & B


Key Chart to St Patricks Channel

St Patricks Channel

St Patricks Channel - Overview
Baddeck Bay
Baddeck Harbour
Washabuck River & MacIvers Cove
MacNaughtons Cove
Little Narrows
Whycocomagh
Maskells Harbour


Key Chart to St Andrews Channel

St Andrews Channel

St Andrews Channel - Overview
Shunacadie & Black Point
Island Point Harbour
Long Island
Georges River
Little Bras d'Or


Key Chart to Great Bras d'Or Channel

Great Bras d'Or Channel

Great Bras d'Or - Overview
Big Harbour
Otter Harbour
Seal Island Harbour
Kellys Cove

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III - St Anns Harbour

Key Chart to St Anns Harbour St Anns Harbour - Overview
Jersey Cove & St Anns Harbour Entrance
Goose Cove & North River
Seal Cove
North Gut & South Gut
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 27


IV - Highlands Coast

Key Chart for Highland Coast Highlands Coast - Overview
NVSPHA
Little River
Ingonish Harbour
Ingonish (MacLeods Point)
Neils Harbour
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
Pleasant Bay
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 26B & 27


V - Western Shore

Key Chart for Western Shore Western Shore - Overview
Judique South (Baxters Cove)
Maryville (Little Judique Ponds)
Little Judique
Murphys Pond (Port Hood)
Mabou
Finlay Point (Mabou Mines)
Inverness (MacIsaac's Pond)
Margaree (Belle Côte)
Grand Étang
Chéticamp
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 26B


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