Tenedos Bay Anchorage Desolation Sound

Tenedos Bay.  Tenedos Bay (also called Deep Bay) is a favourite, for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s a good, protected anchorage, with a landlocked basin behind the island off the northwest shore.  This island is joined with the mainland by a drying shoal, shown on the charts.  Second, it’s just a short dinghy ride to the mouth of the stream that runs from Unwin Lake, a popular freshwater swimming hole.  A path beside the stream leads to the lake.   Several of the stream’s pools, screened by vegetation, make good bathing places.

In addition to the landlocked basin noted above, you’ll find anchorages in coves along the shore of Tenedos Bay.  We like the little notch at the northernmost corner.   Stern-ties to shore are the norm.  The center of Tenedos Bay is too deep (300 to 600 feet) for anchoring.

Caution: As you enter Tenedos Bay, a nasty rock lies submerged off the south side of Bold Head.  Especially if you are headed to or from Refuge Cove, Mink Island, or around Bold Head to Prideaux Haven, this rock is right on your probable course.  The rock lies farther offshore than you might expect.  Give it an extra-wide berth, just to be sure.

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