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Old 17-03-2013, 14:16   #1
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Tital Stream information for the Gaspe Peninsula

We have a 32' sailing cat, currently in Lake Champlain, NY. Our plan for the coming season is to sail down the St. Lawrence, around the Gaspe peninsular, to Prince Edward Island and on to Maine.

Iím interested in tidal information. Iíve bought a Tidal Stream Atlas that covers the St Lawrence Estuary from Cap de Bon-Desir to Trois Rivieres. This is nice, because you can see the currents visually on a mini chart for each hour during a tidal cycle. But I cannot find an equivalent Tidal Atlas for the St Lawrence beyond Cap de bon Desir or for the Gaspe Peninsular or down to PEI or Maine. Iíve found information on-line, but not in a visual format.

Does anyone know if a Ďvisualí Tidal Atlas exists and where I could get one? If not, what sources of information is recommended?

Are there cruising guides that offer tidal stream information?

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Re: Tital Stream information for the Gaspe Peninsula

The Pilot Charts are useful for general information over larger areas. I have a book of them called the Atlantic Pilot Atlas. For New England I always purchase a copy of Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book for the current year. It has tidal information for further south too.
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There"s not much data on current from the tip of Gaspe peninsula down to the southern tip of Nova Scotia because the currents are more or less negligeable except in certain areas ( Northumberland Strait, etc). Your talking of .5 knot average. Things change when you get in the Bay of Fundy.

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Re: Tital Stream information for the Gaspe Peninsula

Thanks, that's good to know.

I've just ordered Canadian Tides and Current tables vol I, II and III. It seems that those books have information on tidal heights and currents. I've also found a Tidal Stream Atlas for the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, so hopefully I'm all set with tides and current information.

I'm now looking for paper charts. I've been using Richardsons chartbooks, for the past few years, cruising in the Great Lakes as backup for my electronic charts. Does anyone know of chartbooks covering the Gaspe Peninsula, and PEI?

Neither Richardsons nor Maptech seem to have them.

Thanks again.
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Re: Tital Stream information for the Gaspe Peninsula

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I'm now looking for paper charts. I've been using Richardsons chartbooks, for the past few years, cruising in the Great Lakes as backup for my electronic charts. Does anyone know of chartbooks covering the Gaspe Peninsula, and PEI?

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The web site is good, but the best bang for the buck is to call them. Every time I have they have given me good advice on which guide for an area or which charts.

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what sources of information is recommended?

Thanks for any help.
I would recommend UKHO Total Tide (Admiralty Total Tide).


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Re: Tital Stream information for the Gaspe Peninsula

I've sailed in that area a couple of times. neither tides or currents an issued in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Don't miss the magdelene Islands or the Bras D"Ore Lakes
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