53°09' N 55°46.5' W
Chart 4702 Corbet Island to Ship Harbour Head
Canadian Pilot: Labrador and Hudson Bay, ch III, p 166
Admiralty Pilot 50: Newfoundland and Labrador, 12.95
Cruising Guide to the Labrador B-115
Variation: 27°W (11' E) (1997)
Spring Range approximately 4 ft
Penny Harbour is a landlocked harbour, S of Owl Head, giving complete shelter.
The approach from the S and E is quite complicated, with many islets, rocks and underwater dangers. The approach from the NE is straightforward, if passing between the Sugarloaf and Bobby Rocks.
Off the N shore of Burke Island, towards its W end, there is a drying rock (awash at low water). This rock is not shown on chart 4702, but is in the position of the 3 in the 53 sounding. In 1997, a small, plastic float marked the rock. Keep to the Owl Head shore, until the channel W of Burke Island is open.
We anchored as shown on the sketch chart, in 15 ft, with plenty of swinging room.
The cabins at the N end of Burke Island belong to Lindsay Cadwell and his family, who live here in the summer. He was very friendly.
A team of huskies were on Owl Head for the summer.