53°44.5' N 56°40' W
Chart 5134 Approaches to Cartwright, etc
Canadian Pilot: Labrador and Hudson Bay, ch III, p 185
Admiralty Pilot 50: Newfoundland and Labrador, 12.151
Variation: 26°W (14' E) (1997)
Spring Range approximately 6 ft
Blackguard Bay provides anchorage in the S half of the bay.
Approaching from the E, there is a channel between Indian Head and Cartwright Island, called the Bull Gut, fairly narrow, but with a least depth of 2 fms. Pass S of the three islets.
The approach from the N is straightforward, if either shore is given a good berth - particularly keep clear of Mad Moll, off Cartwright Island.
We anchored off the W shore, opposite Indian head, in 13 ft. It is sheltered from S through W to N. The drying rock SE of the anchorage shows at low water. A northerly swell entered the bay, when visited.
In an E wind, Indian Cove may well provide better shelter, but it was not investigated.