55°27' N 60°13' W
Chart 5047(M), Winsor Harbour Is to Kikkertaksoak Is
Canadian Pilot: Labrador and Hudson Bay, ch V, p 341
Admiralty Pilot 50: Newfoundland and Labrador, 14.48, 14,59
Cruising Guide to the Labrador D-50
Variation: 27°W (14' E) (1997)
Spring Range approximately 7ft
Hopedale is a small settlement with a largely Inuit population.
The approach is straightforward; entering the harbour, keep close N of the green buoy.
We anchored to the N of the red buoy, E of the drying reef, in 23 ft. There are several moorings in the area.
A small fish plant (packing fresh Arctic char, which is air-freighted out) at the government wharf, supplied us with fresh water.
A reasonably large supermarket is situated at the N end of the town, near to the RCMP post. The Lodge, near to the E jetty has a public telephone. The settlement has a post office and a clinic.
One of the Moravian mission buildings was being renovated in 1997, to display their extensive collection of artefacts and old photographs, which are well worth viewing.
A gravel airstrip has regular flights to Goose Bay and Nain. The coastal passage steamer calls every 2 weeks.