E/ PASSAGE PLAN. GJOAHAVEN TO CAMBRIDGE BAY
Distance 255 miles. NW Gales are common in Summer.
Crux. Simpson Strait. 7 knot stream, tidal rips.
At Gjoahaven, enquire for slack water at Simpson Strait.
CHARTS 7060 Overall
7760 To Todd Island.
7733 Simpson Strait/ See Blow-ups.
7731 Storis Passage and Requisite Channel.
7725 Requisite Channel.
7783 Queen Maud Gulf. East.
7782 Queen Maud gulf. West.
To Todd Island. Leave to Starboard. 15 miles. WP 68º26 N 96º 16 W
Clear dangers off Booth Point.
To Ristvedt Island Leave to Starboard 1 mile WP 68º 30.3 N 97º15.8 W.
Todd to Ristvedt. 22 miles.
Note Tidal Stream when passing Tulloch Point.
See Blown-up Chartlet. Ristvedt to Gladman Point. 10 miles.
Simpson Strait If conditions are unsuitable, go to anchor north-east of Eta Island. In good Conditions – Set waypoint for Salliq Island, north of 68º 38.3 N 98º 00 W. Distance 18 miles.
Catherine Island. Leave to Port.
Eta Island. Leave to Starboard
Trowel Island. Leave to Port.
Dolphin Island to port.
Identify Saatuq Island.
There then are two routes to Salliq Island.
Leave Saatuq to port. Beacons on Eta astern in line.
To the north-west of Saatuq is a narrow channel, ¼ mile wide with very shoal water on either side.
The channel is ½ mile north of Saatuq.
Leave Minor to Port, Hook to Starboard.
Magnus to Port – 1 mile off.
Calf Islands to Port. Keep close to avoid isolated rock to the north-west.
(Alternately go for 1 mile off Gladman Point)
Steer for Salliq Island. Leave to Port.
Alternative Charted Southern Route.
This is more straight-forward in good visibility.
Leave Saatuq to starboard. Steer for Salliq.
Identify Islands to starboard Ujarat, with two islands to S.E.
Boulder, with beacon
Kilwinnin, 200 ft
Storis Passage. (from Salliq to Requisite Channel)
WP X 6 miles north of Wiik Island 63º 38.6 N 99º 34.8 W
Salliq to WPX 34 miles 270º T
WP Y 6 miles north of Leader Island. 68º 29.5 N 100º 07 W
XY 15 miles Avoid Ambush Rock.
Requisite Channel. 45 miles
Pallender Strait 42 miles – not worth the distance saved.
Steer for WP Z 19 miles south of Amundson Island, (in Nordenskold Islands).
QUEEN MAUD GULF Chart 7783 and 7782
WP Z to WP ZZ Chart 7782 off Cape Colbourne.
Distance 120 miles ZZ is 68º 57.5 N 105º 17 W
Leave Jenny Lind Island 12 miles to Starboard
Melbourne Island to Port.
Alter Course North – East. Distance to Cambridge Bay Settlement is 12 miles.
Leave Simpson Rock to Port.
Leave Jag Point to Port. Tie @ Sheetpiled Wharf.
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