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List of Lights, Lighted Buoys and Fog Signals — Local Region


Nautical Charts

—in the vicinity of Cape Breton Island

Chart  Chart Title Scale
4002 Gulf of St Lawrence 750,000
4013 Halifax to Sydney 350,000
4015 Sydney to Saint-Pierre 350,000
4022 Cabot Strait and Approaches
 Scatarie Island to Anticosti Island
350,000
4023 Northumberland Strait 300,000
4266 Sydney Harbour
 Sydney River
 Sydport
 Sydney Wharves
 International Piers
 North Sydney
20,000
6,000
6,000
6,000
6,000
6,000
4275 St Peters Bay
 St Peters Canal
20,000
5,000
4276 Little Bras d'Or 5,000
4277 Great Bras d'Or, St Andrews Channel and St Anns Bay
 Entrance to St Anns Harbour
 Otter Harbour
 Entrance to Great Bras d'Or
40,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
4278 Great Bras d'Or and St Patricks Channel
 Baddeck Harbour
 Iona and Grand Narrows
 MacIvers Point to Little Narrows
40,000
15,000
15,000
15,000
4279 Bras d'Or Lake
 Lennox Passage
60,000
40,000
4302 Strait of Canso
 Canso Lock and Causeway
 Point Tupper to Ship Point
30,000
10,000
15,000
4306 Strait of Canso and Southern Approaches
 Canso Lock and Causeway
 Point Tupper to Ship Point
[Replaced by 4302]
25,000
10,000
12,000
4307 Canso Harbour and Strait of Canso 37,500
4308 St Peters Bay to Strait of Canso
 Petit-de-Grat Inlet
37,000
20,000
4335 Strait of Canso and Approaches
 Guysborough Harbour
75,000
20,000
4363 Cape Smoky to St Paul Island 74,474
4365 Ingonish and Dingwall Harbours
 Dingwall Harbour
 Ingonish Harbour and Approaches

4,800
18,000
4367 Flint Island to Cape Smoky 75,185
4374 Red Point to Guyon Island 75,500
4375 Guyon Island to Flint Island 75,733
4376 Louisbourg Harbour 9,600
4377 Main-à-Dieu Passage 18,000
4448 Port Hood, and Mabou Harbour, and Havre Boucher
 Port Hood
 Mabou Harbour
Havre Boucher

18,000
18,000
12,000
4449 Chéticamp, Grand Étang and Margaree Harbours
 Grand Étang Harbour
 Margaree Harbour
 Chéticamp Harbour

6,000
6,000
12,000
4450 St Paul Island
 Trinity Cove
 MacDougall and Powers Coves
 Atlantic Cove
24,300
12,164
12,190
12,213
4462 St George's Bay 75,200
4463 Chéticamp to Cape Mabou 75,000
4464 Chéticamp to Cape St Lawrence 74,488
Information symbolCHS prints charts using Print On Demand (POD) technology. This enables CHS to print charts more efficiently while enhancing chart content through the ability to add important and new information promptly, and provides mariners with up-to-date charts without hand-drawn corrections and glued-on patches.

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Updated: 2017-05-27