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Canada - a Cruising Guide on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki
Harbor Grace is another "Point of Entry" option.
Fortune and Argentia are on the south coast, but you could swing by St. Pierre if France
is of any interest to you.
Corner Brook is on the West Coast
and not very accessible.
But, FWIW, I would check a little deeper into arriving at a non-standard port. I think you might find that it is doable by phone
. Or you may have to pay for officials to make a visit. Gander is fairly close to Lewisporte, about an hour each way, and that may be a reasonable alternative.
Also Puffin Press has a very good Newfoundland cruising guide that they maintain online. You might want to get that and/or check with them on the current practices.
Pilot Press - Cruising Guides to Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
FWIW, we have a second boat in Delaware. Last year we kept the boat in the water
all winter. The temp here was BELOW Bonavista all winter. I installed an Espar D4 heater that worked a champ.
If you are going to leave the boat and return home then you will need to chat with customs
. They will want to know why you are leaving the boat. Having some substantial amount of work done seems to be the most common reason.
is another font of information. Pat's BOATING IN CANADA
As to how to go around Newfoundland depends upon what you want to see. The North and South routes both have their charms. The South has Placentia Bay, St. Pierre, and the nearly humanless fjords. The North has more quaint towns, the Viking site, and sites in Labrador.
When considering you may want to think about if you want to visit the Madeline's and/or Bra's de Or regions.
Oh so many choices! You luck dog.