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Barrachois Harbour - BHYC


(Not for Navigation)



The western route to BHYC and Sunrise Shore Marina
Come in via the west end of Amet, between the Island and Malagash Point. Coordinates for Waugh Shoal UE2 (R) are N45 50' 15" W063 11' 13". Your next waypoint will be the Tatamagouche Bay buoy UE6 (FlR) at N45 47' 73" W063 13' 06" , distance 2.77 nM. Then to Chambers Point can UD4 (QR) at N45 45' 16" W063 14' 41" , distance 2.74 nM.
(Leave both of these reds to starboard when entering.)

Entering Amet Sound via the east end
Leave Cape John UA2 (FlR) N 44 49' 25" W063 07' 75" to starboard, then 4.73 nm to Jollimore's Reef UD3 (QG) N45 46' 27" W063 13' 01" and is to be left to port at all cost. Then to Chambers Point can UD4 (QR) at N45 45' 16" W063 14' 41".

Inner Channel
First channel marker UD 4.2(FlR) is your next waypoint (1.03 nM in distance) at N45 44' 32" W063 15' 27" the channel is well-marked, but be sure to stay in the middle until making your turn to port at private VQR at the turn... then favour the GREEN cans! Keep the last green at the turn on your stern while making for the small RED buoy just outside the entrance to Sunrise Shore Marina. Keep this buoy to STARBOARD on entrance, as it warns of rocks!

Some attention must be paid to the tide charts when entering or exiting the channel. At Low Water Springs, the difference between high and low water may be as much as 9'.

As there is less than 2' depth in the channel at LWS, make sure that you time your entrance or exit at least 3 hrs from low or high. However, the bottom is sand or soft mud, so your vessel shouldn't be damaged. (Your pride, however, may be a different story.) BHYC and Sunrise Shore Marina monitor VHF 68
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