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Special Appeal for Future Updates
The editor of this guide make a special appeal to all cruisers sailing to Newfoundland - PLEASE keep notes on your travels and send us updated information and pictures to my email: guides@cruisingclub.org


February 2, 2020


  • OVERVIEW of harbour -- the key factor(s) that make it worthy of consideration
  • LAT/LON and local chart number
  • APPROACH to harbour identifying buoys, landmarks, ranges, any dangers that could help make a safe entry in limited visibility
  • ANCHORING/DOCKING options with details, including depths (at MLW). If a harbourmaster is in charge, please provide details and contact info. Also, the degree of protection from wind and wave action
  • FOR THE BOAT – describe facilities including water, fuel, electrical hookups
  • FOR THE CREW – showers, laundry, groceries, restaurants, museums, car rentals, taxis, etc.  Plus, nearby places of interest to visit, such as hikes or natural phenomena
  • ADVICE – any special recommendations – for or against
  • HISTORY – local stories and history of significance
  • UPDATES – anything that corrects info in the current edition of the guide.
  • SKETCH CHARTS (carefully drawn with as much detail as possible) for areas where existing charts do not exist or accurately portray the harbour’s characteristics
  • PHOTOS that:
    1. Provide useful perspective of features not obvious from existing charts, such as the location of docks or the best place to anchor
    2. Are beautiful shots that make the area and your boat look appealing

We realize that’s a lot of detail. For many harbors, only some of these factors will apply.



  • High-resolution images at 300 dpi with a minimum frame dimension of 4 x 4 inches – larger sizes preferred
  • Unadjusted/retouched images in JPEG, TIFF, or RAW file types. Others may be possible 
  • The relationship between digital image pixels and maximum print size is as follows: 600 x 900 pixels = 2 x 3 inches; 1200 x 1800 pixels = 4 x 6 inches; 2400 x 3000 pixels = 8 x 10 inches. The more pixels a photo has, the better the clarity will be when printed.
  • If an Apple user, please be certain files are JPEGs or TIFFs that are Windows and PC compatible


  • Harbor/village shots that help readers understand “the lay of the land” and water
    • Approach and entrance with important identifying marks, rocks, unusual land features or lighthouses
    • Dockage or wharves where available
    • Where to land to get ashore
    • Town or waterfront area (harbormaster’s office, fuel depot, shops, etc.)
    • Anchoring area(s) with protection from seas and winds
    • Overview shots from a high hill or drone are particularly welcome
  • Beauty shots that add to the allure of area or province depicted, all well-lit (ideally with sunrise or sunset colors)
    • Sailboats under sail or anchored in especially beautiful settings*
    • Ditto for power cruising boats.
    • Wildlife shots, including whales, seals, seabirds, etc.
    • Shoreside flora and fauna
    • Interesting people when there is a story to be told
    • Icebergs (for Newfoundland and Labrador)

       *    These shots will be considered for covers and will need to be 8 x 10 inches at 300 dpi or larger


  • All photos will be credited to the photographer owning the copyright
  • Photos submitted must be your own, or you must obtain the photographer’s written permission.


  • Via email to the respective editor for individual files or guides@cruisingclub.org
  • Upload multiple photo files to Dropbox using a public guide specific link such as:


NOTE ABOUT VIDEOGRAPHY: Video files may also be welcome under certain conditions. Please contact the CCANP Publisher at guides@cruisingclub.org

Information Utility for Newfoundland’s Coastal Mariners: The Coastal Marine Informatics (CMI) Website
  CMI consolidates web-accessible information from a variety of sources to support the activities of Newfoundland’s coastal mariners.  Special CMI editions have been created for owners of the 2018 editions of the Cruising Guide along with a downloadable tutorial applicable to this edition.  CMI supplements a Guide’s content with information from other sources (e.g. The List of Lights, Buoys, and Fog Signals, marine district climatology reports, etc.) and extends a Guide’s currency with localized, real-time information (e.g., current weather conditions, metocean data from Internet-connected ocean observation systems, etc).  Please note that CMI is a non-commercial, continually evolving, experimental facility for planning and informational purposes and is made available to all its users with the usual 'not-to-be-used-for-navigation' proviso. http://iprox.mi.mun.ca/CcaNewfoundland, and a special tutorial may be found here: http://iprox.mi.mun.ca/CcaNfldTutorial.pdf



A new edition for 2020 was introduced in January and is now available at chandleries, nautical bookstores, and online. It incorporates all updates received before October 2019. What follows are updates received after the book was completed and sent to the printer.



GAULTOIS IN BAY D’ESPOIR, SOUTHWEST COAST -- Easy entrance. There is lots of room on the fish plant wharf even though the plant has been closed for about 20 years. Although deteriorating, the wharf was still feasible for tieing up. We first headed for the floating dock where we landed a spot where clearly someone had made themselves a nest of fenders and lines but were told we could tie up there.  The next day the resident boat came back, and we were asked to move, so went to the fish plant wharf.

The Gaultois Inn is going strong these days.  It serves meals to people not staying there, but one needs to call or drop by ahead of time to make a reservation. We had dinner, which was good and fun. The Inn told us that visiting sailors are welcome to use their showers and laundry, probably for a fee.

The Thos. Garland store has closed, but in July, housed a very pleasant art show featuring a local artist. Walking uphill in a northerly direction takes you past the school (now 13 children, used to have 170) and down the hill to the market and another small and very picturesque group of houses.