Nov 9, 2017

Liscombe Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located almost exactly half way between Halifax and entrance to the Bras d’Or Lakes at St. Peters, Liscomb River has long been a popular stopping place for yachts. The entrance between Liscomb Island and Liscomb Point is well marked and can be approached in almost any weather. Once in the river you can anchor along the south side and be well protected from the prevailing southerlies. If the weather is thicker, good protection can be found off West Liscomb. Further up the river is Liscombe Lodge (they add an E) where there is a wharf and you can treat yourself to a Planked Salmon and contemplate the rigours of the cruising life. If you head to the Lodge by dinghy keep in mind the current runs quite strong, especially on the ebb.

The Lodge dock has room for a couple of boats at $40 per day and there are three moorings available for $35 per day. There is plenty of depth with 12 feet at low water. Power and water are provided at the dock, but there is no pump-out.

Liscombe Chart 2The sketch chart (not for navigation!) shows the various anchorage options in the area including Liscomb Harbour, Spanish Ship Bay and Marie Joseph. The chart is from Cruising the Eastern Shore, a great little book by Mile Cox, sadly no longer in print. You definitely need up to date navigational information when cruising along the Eastern Shore as many of the buoys have been moved or removed over the years, but the rocks are as hard as ever.

100 WIld IslandsThe “100 Wild Islands” campaign is a project by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust to preserve the pristine islands on the Eastern Shore. You can learn more about the effort to preserve the natural beauty and ecology of these islands at www.100wildislands.ca and check out this video:

photos: 
“Liscombe Lodge”; photo credit: Liscombe Lodge
“100 wild Islands”; photo credit: Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Liscombe Chart credit: Mike Cox

 

 

 

 

 

How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

Read more about the Gulf Island Marine Park.....

 

 

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

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The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

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