Cruising Resources

Cruising Cape Breton Resource
Cape Breton Island is the Ultimate Cruising Destination for many, and Cruising‑Cape‑Breton.info is your fact‑filled, #1 Info Site for essential, up‑to‑date information—whether you're a cruiser venturing to our island, or a new or experienced Cape Breton cruiser seeking new horizons. And, it's all FREE!
The URL is http://cruising-cape-breton.info
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n the Cruising Publications section there are a number of free downloads including

Volume I - Chedabucto Bay
Volume II - The Bras d'Or Lakes Sydtem
Volume III - St Anns Harbour
Volume IV - The Highlands Coast
Volume V - The Western Shore is in preparation and hopefully will be ready for the coming Summer.

Weather Information
Internet: Environment Canada Marine Forecast – Atlantic Coast
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/region_e.html?mapID=15

Halifax Harbour Buoy

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44258

Current NOAA Weather Information Buoys – North East USA and Gulf of Maine

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

Halifax Harbour Controlled Access Zones
Phone: Weather One-On-One: 1-900-565-5555Maritime Weather Center Marine Answering Service:  (902) 426-9600
Radio: Weather Radio 162.400 MHz on VHF/FM 
Canadian Coast Guard weather information on Ch. 21 VHF 161.65 MHz

Canadian Coast Guard
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca

Boating Safety Infoline
1-800-267-6687

Emergency – Marine/Air Search & Rescue

Phone: 1-800-565-1582 or 
Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax:  (902) 427-8200
Radio: Ch. 16 – 156.8 MHz, 2182 KHz

Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Maritime Region
Fisheries and Oceans
P.O. Box 1035
Dartmouth, NS
B2Y 4T3 
Tel.: (902) 426-3550
Fax: (902) 426-5995

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Nova Scotia Customs District Office
1583 Hollis Street
P.O. Box 520
Halifax, NS   B3J 2R7
Fax: (902) 426-2129
http://www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca

Canadian Tide Tables
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/english/Canada.shtml

Collision Regulations
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp14070-2918.htm

Other Resources

A knot-tying instructional video page: http://www.manitouboats.com/blog/knots-yeah-more-knots-with-video/

A Boaters Safety Knowledge quiz with the help of Discover Boating and BoatSafe.com: http://www.manitouboats.com/quiz/

A page on salmon conservation: http://www.manitouboats.com/blog/salmon-resources/ 

A page on dealing with motion sickness: http://www.manitouboats.com/blog/dealing-with-seasickness/