THORNBROUGH CHANNEL C4
1. Hopkins Landing - Small public government float about a 800 m (.5 mi) south of the government wharf at Langdale.
2. Langdale – BC Ferry terminal for Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast. Anchorage north and south; be careful of drying shores for 30 m (100 ft). The Salvation Army camp “Sunrise” is located on the south side of the terminal.
3. YMCA Camp Elphinstonce – Large docks with a nicely landscaped yard. No docking or moorage here.
4. Twin Creeks – There is an old ship wreck at the north end of the bay. This area and south to Williamsons Landing is busy with logging operations.
5. Witherby Point – Provides some shelter and anchorage in the south bay. Be careful of the logging operations along the north shore past Hillside to Port Mellon.
6. Port Mellon – Named after Captain Henry Augustus Mellon, who, in 1907, formed the B.C. Wood Pulp and Paper Company; construction completed in 1909. Captain Mellon and his wife were forerunners of the Vancouver Museum and Maritime Museum.
7. Thornbrough Channel – Named after Admiral Sir Edward Thornbrough, captain of the Latona Frigate. Very little wind in this channel.
8. Woolridge Island – Shorelines on the west and south side are usually occupied with log booms. In the south bay you get a great view of Keats Island and shelter from most weather. The east side offers good anchorage with shelter. 9. Latona Passage – The east shore is a holding area for log booms and stretches from the southern most point for 1.6 km (1 mi) north.
10. Andy’s Bay – Commercial logging spreads along the shores for 1.6 km (1 mi) north and south.
11. Mariners Rest – Ashes of deceased seamen were consigned to the sea here; may they rest in peace. You will notice an outcrop with a cross on it. Scuba diving between the outcrop and shore.
12. Mannion Creek – Named after Joseph Mannion. At the north end of the bay you will find a shipwreck.
13. Gambier Island – Named by Captain Richards after Admiral James Lord Gambier, Admiral of the Fleet in 1860 and captain of the H.M.S. Defence. Gambier Island has no garbage facilities, so take your litter home. Visit the General Store and try some of their great homemade pies at New Brighton. There are less than 100 permanent residents, and more than 1,000 in the summer.
14. Thornbrough Bay – Provides some good anchorage; there is a government float with more than 150 m (500 ft) of moorage. Some very nice walking trails. Be careful when anchoring in Burgess Cove to the south.
15. Avalon Bay – A very nice, naturally beautiful spot. Great anchorage and shelter.
16. Grace Islands – Private island with good temporary anchorage north between the Islands, watch for drying rocks. Do not venture between the two Grace Islands. Good scuba diving south of the islands.
17. Gambier Harbour – A government float over 60 m (200 ft) long with a private water taxi service to Horseshoe Bay, pay phone, some anchorage, and private floats. The properties to the north and south are private.
18. A small government float for access to shore (just before entering West Bay).