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Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia

A Guide to Paddling Routes Along the Coast of Nova Scotia

3rd Edition


The revised and updated book by Scott Cunningham
from Nimbus Press

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition

Route Format

The Eastern Shore

Route 1: Porters Lake to Chezzetcook
Route 2: Musquodoboit Harbour
Route 3: Jeddore Rock
Route 4: Little Harbour
Route 5: Murphy Cove
Route 6: Tangier Harbour
Route 7: Popes Harbour
Route 8: Mushaboom Harbour
Route 9: Sober Island
Route 10: Bay of Islands (Port Dufferin)
Route 11: Bay of Islands (East Quoddy)
Route 12: Ecum Secum
Route 13: Liscomb Island
Route 13: Country Harbour
Route 15: Torbay (The Sugar Islands)
Route 16: Whitehead to Canso

The South Shore
Route 1: Halifax Harbour
Route 2: Sambro
Route 3: Pennant Bauy
Route 4: Lower Prospect
Route 5: St. Margaret's Bay to West Dover
Route 6: The Tancooks
Route 7: Mahone Bay
Route 8: Blue Rocks
Route 9: The La Have Islands
Route 10: Port Mouton
Route 11: McNutts Island
Route 12: Cape Negro Island
Route 13: Lobster Bay
Route 14: The Tusket Islands

The Bay of Fundy
Route 1: Brier Island
Route 2: Cape Split
Route 3: Minas Basin
Route 4: The Shubenacadie River
Route 5: Five Islands
Route 6: Cape Chignecto

Cape Breton Island
Route 1: Isle Madame
Route 2: The Southeast Coast
Route 3: Louisbourg to Main-a-Dieu
Route 4: Scatarie Island
Route 5: The Bird Islands
Route 6: The Highlands
Route 7: Mabou to Port Hood
Route 8: The Bras d'Or Lake

The North Shore
Route 1: Lismore to Pomquet Harbour
Route 2: Merigomish Harbour
Route 3: Pictou Island
Route 4: Wallace River to Pugwash River

Appendix A: Equipment Checklists
Appendix B: Kits
Appendix C: Tours, Courses, Rentals, and Sales
Appendix D: Charts and Maps
Appendix E: Related Reading

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