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.

PDF iconClicking on the title of a chart will bring up the chart and information in PDF-format, suitable for saving, viewing, or printing. The 'Overview' for an area includes the Key Chart.

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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infoCOVID-19: To protect the health and safety of fish harvesters and harbour workers, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is supportive of Harbour AuthoritiesHarbour authorities have full authority to restrict access to Small Craft Harbour facilities, and to apply other safety measures and procedures in alignment with advice and guidance from all levels of government. restricting harbour access to authorized users only.

NOTE: Depths are in FEET, north arrow indicates TRUE NORTH.
See Abbreviations & Symbols.
See notes on Aquaculture Sites.
See notes on Buoyage.
History An article of historical interest.

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Key Chart for Highland Coast

Highlands Coast

Highlands Coast - Overview
Little River
Ingonish Harbour
Ingonish (MacLeods Point)
Neils Harbour
White Point Harbour
Dingwall Cruisers are advised that boats anchoring in the inner basin of Dingwall Harbour are subject to a $20/night "Berthing Fee".
Bay St Lawrence
Pleasant Bay
Lobster Fishing Season LFA 26B & 27

Revised: 2022-04-23Register HERE