NORTH GAMBIER ISLAND C2
1. 1 Plowden Bay – Some good anchorage and great views of the channel, islands and mountains. Christie Cove is 400 m (.25 mi) east and will provide good anchorage and shelter. Port Mellon to the west is a busy commercial area.
2. 2 Water is fairly deep along the shorelines for 1.6 km (1 mi) east and west making it hard to anchor. The water is generally calmer in this channel.
3. 3 Mcnab Creek Estates - private property. On the east side of the creek you will find a small dredged basin for boats; use caution when entering. Some good anchorage west in front of the flats. Watch for the logging operations in the west end of the bay.
4. 4 West from the point are some good anchorage and some of the best views of Thornbrough Channel, Gambier Island and Anvil Island.
5. 5 This nice bay offers some good anchorage and shelter. The Squamish winds blow up from here. Give yourself enough time to retreat west around the point towards Mcnab Creek.
6. 6 Thornbrough Channel – Named after Admiral Sir Edward Thornbrough, capt. of the Latona Frigate. Very little wind in this channel.
7. 7 There are two nice bays in this area with great anchorage and shelter. Be careful of the log booms to the west. 8. Latona beach - private property owned by a fundamental Christian group from Bellingham, WA. Thunderbird Yacht Club’s outstation has 2 large docks. Great location with shelter year round; identifiable by a water slide.
9. 9 Ekins Point Light – Named after Admiral Sir Charles Ekins, captain of H.M.S. Defence from 1806 to 1811. The Burrard Yacht Club’s outstation is in the bay west of the point with year round shelter. A nice bay east of the point also has some good anchorage.
10. Douglas Bay – Some good anchorage but watch for drying rocks. Great place to anchor and enjoy the beauty of Anvil Island.
11. Ramillies Channel – Named after the H.M.S. Ramillies, captained by Captain Henry Harvey.