Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Newport, NH
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Passage from Yarmouth to Jonesport Me
My GF and I recently crossed from Yarmouth NS to Jonesport ME in 22 hours on a Halman 27. At that point in the Bay of Maine the tides are a factor but not like further up the NS or New Brunswick coast. Have a plan, good charts, tide books, chartplotter with the correct charts including tides and a good relaxed crew and you should be fine. That having been said don't psyche yourself out. The coast guard was calling for information that boats may have heard from that were missing all night. We did see whales, porpoises played around the boat, we saw sharks, birds all the way. It was a great trip with fog all the way as well. Depending on the fishing season the NS coast may or may not be out at all. Don't expect any facilities to speak of even at the more popular destinations. Lockeport Harbor NS was the only harbor we stopped at that had fuel and floating docks. Lunenburg NS we carried fuel to the boat in a can. Bring a can with you. Also the canadian chart chip we had ended on Jonesport, ME if you plan on sailing south or north make sure you are not into another chop because of the International Border. Finally note the depths listed on Canadian charts are more conservative than the depths listed on US charts.