Cruising Lake Winnipeg

Recently I was shown a book entitled SAIL LAKE WINNIPEG:A CRUISING GUIDE by S. Whitley. It is a listing of harbours in the south basin with pertinent information. It goes into great detail about each harbour and includes navigational conditions, safety, weather etc. I immediately thought it could be a useful tool for our boaters. Thanks Jean-Guy for allowing us access to your book.

Please note that this book was produced in the spring of 1979 with some of the data being already at least 10 years old at that time and it may contain errors. So PLEASE read the forward in the document carefully. It is going to be a long winter so you will have time to look over the maps and pictures to see which ones interest you. Even if you aren’t a boater the information is interesting.

When you are out on the lake, use navigational charts, GPS aids/chart plotters, Fisheries & Oceans Aerial photos, Google Maps, as well as the following harbour information. Always have the proper safety equipment, including a VHF marine radio. Be sure to tell others where you are heading and be prepared. Water levels may be vastly different now than they were in 1969; wind direction affects lake levels as well. A lot of pictures are out of date but we are hoping to remedy that.

I have heard from a boater that Standard Horizon is the only chart plotter that has a map cartridge available for Lake Winnipeg; the cartridge is a separate item that must be purchased in addition to the plotter. It is approximately $500.00 for the plotter and the map cartridge is about $150.00. He has been very happy with unit. Cargo East marine on Marion Street is the only place in Winnipeg that carries them but there are several places on line that do as well. Below is a link for more information on the plotter. Thanks Gil for the above information.

Following is the original book’s Table of Contents and links to that document. Just find the section/harbour you want to read about and click next to it. Note part 17 has the new information/photos that we are gathering re these harbours.

Remember as captain of your boat you are responsible for the safety of your crew, guests and other boaters as well as yourself. Be safe and be smart at all times when out on the water.

Please send your comments or updated pictures to: cruisinglakewinnipeg@gmail.com

Following are some links to sites which may be of interest to you.

Aerial Harbour Photos – Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a listing of their Harbours in Manitoba. Click on the following site, find the harbour you want, click on the small aerial view and a bigger copy of it will appear.

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sch-ppb/list-liste/harb-port-eng.asp?p=mb

Google maps – you can locate the harbour you are interested in and zoom in/out to view it in more detail. http://maps.google.ca

Standard Horizon Plotter & Cartridge (product information):
http://www.standardhorizon.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=84&encProdID=
8C4F9C5570985FD3B3179295AC4D3ECD&DivisionID=3&isArchived=0

SAIL LAKE WINNIPEG: A CRUISING GUIDE

COVER, inside cover Download PART 1
FOREWARD / Acknowledgements / Disclaimers / Instructions iii
CHAPTER I CRUISING LAKE WINNIPEG 1
CHAPTER II LAKE WINNIPEG’S MARINE HISTORY IN BRIEF 2
CHAPTER III THE PHYSICAL LAKE 7
climatical features 12
temperatures and precipitation 12
sunshine 13 Download
PART 2
wind 14
water features 16
temperatures 16
waves 16
CHAPTER IV PRESENT NAVIGATIONAL CONDITIONS 18 Download
PART 3
weather disturbances 18
wave characteristics 20
seiching 26
water levels 28
CHAPTER V AIDS TO NAVIGATION ON LAKE WINNIPEG 30 Download
PART 4
 
charts 30
buoys 31
ranges 33
marine radio VHF Coast Guard 34
ELT devices 37
CHAPTER VI SAFETY AFLOAT 38
requirements for pleasure craft 39
whistle signals 41
Hypothermia 41
CHAPTER VII INVENTORY OF HARBOURS FROM NARROWS SOUTH 44 Download
PART 5
SOUTH BASIN 46
Winnipeg Beach 49
Gimli 52
Grand Beach 55 Download
PART 6
Hillside Beach 57
Victoria Beach 59
Pine Falls 61
Black and O’Hanley Estuary 63
Sandy River 65 Download
PART 7
Arnes 67
Hnausa 70
Riverton 73
Aids 76
HECLA ISLAND WEST 81 Download
PART 8
Hecla Island Southeast 82
Hecla 84
Gull Harbour 87
Limestone Quarry 89
Little Grindstone 93 Download
PART 9
Wells Harbour 96
Janora Bay 99
Alberts Harbour 103
Aids 106
BLACK ISLAND EAST 110 Download
PART 10
Manigotogan River 111
Aryes Cove 115
Wanipigow 120
Hole River 118
Steeprock Creek 122
Black Island 5 125 Download
PART 11
Black Island 6 128
Black Island 7 131
Black Island 8 134
Black Island 9 137
Deer River 140 Download
PART 12
Rice River 143
Aids 146
NARROWS 148 Download
PART 13
Loon Bay Dock 149
Caulders Dock 152
Biscuit Harbour 154
Loon Dock 157
Granite Quarry 160
Pine Dock 163 Download
PART 14
Walkers Harbour 165
Hectors South 168
Hectors Harbour 171
Collins Harbour 174 Download
PART 15
Little Bullhead 177
Twin Coves 179
Seymores Harbour 182
Aids 185
DISTRESS SIGNALS (rear cover) Download
PART 16
NEW INFORMATION Little Grindstone Download
PART 17

 

 







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