Forward Harbour Anchorage

Forward Harbour Anchorage.  The entrance to Forward Harbour is narrow but unobstructed.  Most of the harbour is 60 to 90 feet deep.  Douglas Bay is a pretty anchorage, sheltered from Johnstone Strait westerlies that turn and blow through the Sunderland Channel.  The bottom of Douglas Bay drops off quickly, and you may find yourself anchored in 60 feet of water instead of 30 feet.  A good reason to carry at least 300 feet of anchor rode.  We’ve had a report that a southeast wind can make for a rough time for boats anchored along the northern shore.

A trail leads from Douglas Bay to a white sand beach at Bessborough Bay.  In the past, the trail was well-marked and easy to walk, but we received a report that winter blowdown has made the trail much more challenging.

If Forward Harbour is too full, good anchorage can be found in the little bay on Hardwicke Island, directly across from the mouth of Forward Harbour.

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