Public Ports and Public Port Facilities Regulations (SOR/2001-154)

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SCHEDULE 1(Section 1)Designated Public Ports

PART 1Province of Ontario

Collingwood

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Nottawasaga Bay bounded by a line extending from the high-water mark on the shore due north astronomically to the point at lat. 44°32′ N and long. 80°15′ W; thence southeasterly to the high-water mark at the northern extremity of Sunset Point (44°30′33″ N, 80°12′30″ W).

Cornwall

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Lawrence River bounded by a line extending from the high-water mark on the shore due south astronomically to a point at lat. 45°0′44″ N and long. 74°42′52″ W; thence northeasterly to a point at lat. 45°0′49″ N and long. 74°42′00″ W; thence due north astronomically to the high-water mark on the shore.

Kingston

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, to the northward of a line joining Carruthers Point to Cedar Island light and to the westward of a line joining Cedar Island light to the southwesterly point of Point Henry, including the Cataraqui River southward of a line joining a point at lat. 44°14′27″ N and long. 76°28′05″ W, to a point at lat. 44°14′27″ N and long. 76°28′53″ W.

Kingsville

All navigable waters, including any foreshore, to the east, north and west of a line commencing at the high-water mark of Lake Erie and extending due south one nautical mile along the meridian 82°44′30″ W; thence due east to the meridian 82°43′30″ W; thence due north to the high-water mark of Lake Erie.

Owen Sound

All the navigable waters of Owen Sound, including any foreshore, and the navigable portions of all streams flowing into it, including any foreshore, south of a line drawn due west astronomically from the north extremity of the peninsula on the east side of the sound known as Squaw Point.

Parry Sound

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, to the east of a line drawn from Red Rock to Lone Rock, the northern and southern limits being lines drawn due east from each of these, and including all navigable waters, including any foreshore, between Parry Island and the mainland, excluding those waters contained within the limits of Depot Harbour, being all the navigable waters of Parry Sound to the south of a straight line drawn from Three Mile Point to Longs Island, bearing 73°50′ W magnetic.

Port Stanley

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Lake Erie and Kettle Creek bounded on the east by the meridian 81°12′ W and on the west by the meridian 81°14′ W and on the south by parallel 42°39′ N and on the north by parallel 42°40′ N.

Sarnia

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Clair River extending from the southern limit of the international bridge between Point Edward, Ontario, and Port Huron, Michigan, and extending southward to include all the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Clair River and its several outlets into Lake St. Clair, including any dredged channels, east of the international boundary line between Canada and the United States of America.

Sault Ste. Marie

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of St. Mary’s River north of the international boundary line, west of a line drawn due south (true) from the extreme of Partridge Point, and east of a line drawn due south (true) from Pointe aux Pins lighthouse.

PART 2Province of Quebec

Baie-Comeau

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of English Bay lying northwest of a straight line drawn from Point Saint-Pancrace light, situated at lat. 49°15′14″ N and long. 68°04′44″ W extending in an astronomical direction of 220°15′37″ to Point Saint-Gilles, situated at lat. 49°12′09″ N and long. 68°08′43″ W, as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 1226, dated May 27th, 1983, reprinted May 3rd, 1991.

Cap-aux-Meules

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Plaisance Bay and Leslie Cove within the following described boundaries:

Beginning at a point in the high-water mark at the easterly extremity of Cape Meules; thence following the said high-water mark in a general northerly direction to a point distant in a direct line one-half mile (nautical) from the point of beginning; thence in an easterly, southerly and westerly direction on an arc of a radius of one-half mile about the point of beginning to a point in the high-water mark on the shore of Cape Meules Island; thence in a northerly and easterly direction following the said high-water mark to the place of commencement.

Carleton

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Tracadigache Bay lying within the following boundaries:

Beginning at a point situated on the shore of Tracadigache Point, at lat. 48°05′08″ N and long. 66°07′33″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 0°00′00″ to a point situated on the shore of Tracadigache Point, at lat. 48°05′15″ N and long. 66°07′33″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 16°34′56″ to a point situated on the shore of Carleton Bank, at lat. 48°05′24″ N and long. 66°07′29″ W; thence, in a northwesterly and southwesterly direction, following the high-water mark of Tracadigache Bay to a point at lat. 48°06′21″ N and long. 66°12′00″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 251°16′21″ to a point situated on the shore of Miguasha Point at lat. 48°05′33″ N and long. 66°16′15″ W; thence, in a southwesterly direction, following the high-water mark of Tracadigache Bay to Point Corbeaux at lat. 48°03′58″ N and long. 66°17′11″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 79°41′48″ to the point of beginning, as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 4486, edition of October 19, 1984, reprinted January 12, 1990.

Chandler

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Chaleur Bay lying northwest of a line drawn from the extremity of the wharf at lat. 48°20′33″ N and long. 64°39′32″ W, extending in an astronomical direction of 213°54′22″ to Grand Pabos Point at lat. 48°18′15″ N and long. 64°41′51″ W, excluding the waters of Grand Pabos Bay, as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 4486, edition of October 19, 1984, reprinted January 12, 1990.

Gaspé

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Gaspé harbour (northwest basin) lying within the following boundaries:

Beginning at the northern limit of the foreshore of Sandy Beach, at lat. 48°50′28″ N and long. 64°24′48″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 0°00′ to a point situated on the high-water mark at lat. 48°51′20″ N and long. 64°24′48″ W; thence, following the southeast limit and the west limit of Penouille Peninsula to a point situated at lat. 48°51′20″ N and long. 64°26′17″ W, this point marking the entrance to Penouille Bay; thence, in an astronomical direction of 350°37′56″ to a point situated on the high-water mark at lat. 48°51′24″ N and long. 64°26′18″ W, this point marking also the entrance to Penouille Bay; thence, in a northwesterly direction, following the high-water mark to Panard Point, at lat. 48°52′04″ N and long. 64°29′59″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 180°00′ to a point situated on the high-water mark at lat. 48°50′50″ N and long. 64°29′59″ W; thence, in a northeasterly and a southeasterly direction, following the high-water mark of Gaspé harbour, to Jacques-Cartier Point, at lat. 48°50′12″ N and long. 64°28′27″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 133°19′01″ to Lourdes Point, at lat. 48°49′39″ N and long. 64°27′34″ W; thence, in an easterly and southeasterly direction, following the high-water mark of Gaspé harbour, and in a northeasterly, a northerly and a northwesterly direction, following the shore of Sandy Beach bar, to the point of beginning, as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 4416, dated January 7, 1983.

Gros-Cacouna

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Lawrence River, excluding the area designated on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 1235 as “Dumping Ground”, lying within the following boundaries:

Beginning at a point situated on the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River at Persil Cove, at lat. 47°52′28″ N and long. 69°33′08″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 293°39′28″ to a point at lat. 47°53′16″ N and long. 69°35′51″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 21°49′50″, to a point at lat. 47°59′43″ N and long. 69°32′00″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 110°41′29″, to Bout d’en Haut Point, situated at the southwestern extremity of Verte Island, at lat. 47°59′09″ N and long. 69°29′46″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 113°06′47″, to a point situated on the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River at lat. 47°58′30″ N and long. 69°27′30″ W; thence, in a southwesterly direction, following the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River, to the point of beginning as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 1235, edition of December 27, 1991.

Les Escoumins

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Lawrence River west of a line drawn southeast astronomically from Moulin Point; east of a line drawn southeast astronomically from Cape Bon-Désir; and north of a line drawn parallel to the shoreline and at a distance of three nautical miles therefrom.

Matane

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Lawrence River lying within the following boundaries:

Beginning at a point situated on the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River at lat. 48°50′05″ N and long. 67°34′36″ W; thence in an astronomical direction of 320°20′54″ to a point situated at lat. 48°50′48″ N and long. 67°35′30″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 62°06′35″ to a point situated at lat. 48°52′18″ N and long. 67°31′12″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 180°00′ to the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River at lat. 48°51′13″ N and long. 67°31′12″ W; thence, following the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River in a southwesterly direction to the point of beginning, as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 1236, edition of December 27, 1991.

Paspébiac

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Paspébiac Bay lying within the following boundaries:

Beginning at Paspébiac Point, at lat. 48°00′50″ N and long. 65°14′57″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 256°23′29″ to a point situated at lat. 48°00′30″ N and long. 65°17′00″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 0°00′ to the high-water mark of Paspébiac Bay at a point at lat. 48°01′16″ N and long. 65°17′00″ W; thence, in an easterly direction, following the high-water mark of Paspébiac Bay to the point of beginning, as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 4921, dated April 12, 1985.

Rimouski

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Lawrence River lying within the following boundaries:

Starting at Cape Caribou, situated on the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River, at lat. 48°23′45″ N and long. 68°40′45″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 311°32′50″ to a point at lat. 48°27′20″ N and long. 68°46′50″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 51°31′57″, to a point at lat. of 48°33′05″ N and long. 68°35′55″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 130°51′24″, to a point situated on the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River at lat. 48°29′35″ N and long. 68°29′50″ W; thence, following the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River in a southwesterly direction, to the point of beginning, as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 1236, edition of December 27, 1991.

Sorel

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Lawrence River and the Richelieu River lying within the following boundaries:

Beginning at the northwestern corner of wharf No. 1, situated at the mouth of the Richelieu River, on the east side, at lat. 46°02′56″ N and long. 73°07′06″ W; thence, in a southwesterly direction following the face of wharf No. 1 to the high-water mark on the east side of the Richelieu River; thence, following the said high-water mark of the Richelieu River, in a southerly direction, to a point at lat. 45°58′00″ N and long. 73°08′32″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 279°03′10″ to a point at lat. 45°58′01″ N and long. 73°08′41″ W and situated on the high-water mark on the west side of the Richelieu River; thence, in a northerly direction following the said high-water mark of the Richelieu River, to the St. Lawrence River at a point at lat. of 46°02′56″ N and long. 73°07′24″ W; thence, in a southwesterly direction, following the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River to a point at lat. 46°00′46″ N and long. 73°09′52″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 285°23′49″ to a point at lat. 46°01′00″ N and long. 73°11′05″ W and situated on the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River; thence, in a northerly direction, following the said high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River, to a point at lat. 46°02′35″ N and long. 73°10′46″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 54°59′04″ to the northeast extremity of Foins Island at a point at lat. 46°02′55″ N and long. 73°10′05″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 56°27′21″ to the southwest extremity of Saint-Ignace Island (Pères Point) at a point at lat. 46°03′19″ N and long. 73°09′13″ W; thence, in a northeasterly direction, following the south shore of Saint-Ignace Island, to a point at lat. 46°05′23″ N and long. 73°04′42″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 70°13′58″ to the south extremity of Ours Island at a point at lat. 46°05′32″ N and long. 73°04′06″ W; thence, in a northeasterly direction, following the southeast shore of Ours Island, to a point at lat. 46°06′36″ N and long. 73°02′54″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 49°24′46″ to the southwestern extremity of Grande Island at a point at lat. 46°07′04″ N and long. 73°02′07″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 36°06′21″, across Grande Island, to a point at lat. 46°09′05″ N and long. 73°00′00″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 137°32′22″ to a point situated on the north shore of Percés Islets at lat. 46°06′55″ N and long. 72°57′09″ W; thence, in a southwesterly direction, following the north shore of Percés Islets and Moine Island, to the west extremity of Moine Island at a point at lat. 46°03′56″ N and long. 73°01′32″ W; thence, in an astronomical direction of 214°50′36″ to a point situated on the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River and at lat. 46°03′50″ N and long. 73°01′38″ W; thence, in a southwesterly direction, following the high-water mark of the St. Lawrence River to wharf No. 1; thence, following the face of wharf No.1, to the point of beginning.

Saving and excepting a channel in the St. Lawrence River 600 feet wide through the entire length of the above-described harbour, the said channel extending 300 feet on each side of the axis of the St. Lawrence River ship channel.

The whole as shown on Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart No. 1338, edition of July 6, 1984, reprinted October 20, 1989.

Tadoussac

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Lawrence River and Saguenay River to the west of a line drawn from Point John to the western extremity of Rouge Island; thence to Cape Nid aux Corbeaux, and east of a line commencing at Cape Sainte-Marguerite drawn due south to the opposite shoreline.

Trois-Pistoles

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the St. Lawrence River with its bays and inlets to the east of a line from Point Loupe to the northeast tip of Pommes Island; thence to the south of a line drawn in a northeasterly direction to the western tip of Rasade Nord-Est Island; thence to the west of a line drawn to Cape Aigle.

PART 3Province of Nova Scotia

Bridgewater

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the LaHave River north of a line drawn due east and west across the river through the centre of Bear Hill.

Digby

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Annapolis Basin south of lat. 44°40′ N and west of long. 65°42′ W.

Hantsport

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the Avon River south of a line drawn between the fog signal at Horton Bluff and Indian Point.

Liverpool

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Liverpool Bay contained to the west of a straight line extending from the northern extremity of Moose Point breakwater to the southern extremity of Eastern Head, on the opposite shore; and extending upstream along the Mersey River to the first highway bridge at Liverpool.

Louisbourg

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Louisbourg Harbour contained to the west of a line commencing at the southern extremity of Nag Head; thence extending southward to the eastern extremity of Battery Island; thence southwesterly following the high-water mark of the north shore of the island, then extending southwesterly from the western extremity of Battery Island to the eastern extremity of Rochefort Point on the opposite shore.

Lunenburg

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Lunenburg Bay, north of a line adjoining the light of Battery Point breakwater on a bearing of 259° to the southern extremity of Mason Point.

Mulgrave

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, westward of a line starting at a point mid-channel on the south side of the Canso Causeway and following mid-channel of the Strait of Canso southward to a line drawn between the eastern extremity of Susies Island and Madden Point.

North Sydney

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, below the high-water mark of the West Arm of Sydney Harbour and of streams emptying thereinto, inside lines drawn from the lighthouse on the shoal off Southeast Bar south 20° W astronomically to the extremity of Edward Point and north 50° W astronomically to the west shore.

Pictou

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Pictou Harbour lying west of a line joining Logan Point to Roaring Bull Point and north of lat. 46°40′ N.

Port Hastings

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the Strait of Canso and all other bodies of water adjacent thereto, including any foreshore, south of a line drawn due southwest astronomically from the lighthouse on McMillan (Balache) Point, north of a line drawn due southwest astronomically from the point situated two miles southeast of the said McMillan Point, and east of mid-channel of the said Strait of Canso.

Port Hawkesbury

All navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the Strait of Canso north and west of a line drawn between Red Head on Cape Argos and Peninsula Point on Janvrin Island to the Canso Causeway, excluding the waters contained within the limits of Mulgrave.

Pugwash

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Pugwash Harbour south and west of a line drawn between Biglow Point on the south shore and Fishing Point on the north shore.

Shelburne

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, lying northward of a line drawn due east and west, touching the north end of McNutt’s Island.

Sydney

All navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the South Arm of Sydney Harbour inside a line drawn from the lighthouse at Southeast Bar, south 20° W astronomically to the extremity of Edward Point.

Yarmouth

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, within Yarmouth Harbour affected by the tide, from Lake Milo to a line drawn from the southern extremity of Cat Rock to Sunday Point.

PART 4[Repealed, SOR/2006-226, s. 2]

PART 5Province of Manitoba

Churchill

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, commencing at the northern extremity of Eskimo Point and running on a course due north to a point distant five nautical miles from the northernmost extremity of Eskimo Point; thence, on the circumference of a circle with the said northernmost extremity as a centre, easterly and southerly to the shore of Hudson Bay at the high-water mark; thence, following the said high-water mark westerly to Cape Merry; thence, following the high-water mark on the eastern shore of the Churchill River upstream as far as the tide ebbs and flows; thence, across the Churchill River to its western shore; thence, northerly and following the high-water mark downstream to the point at Old Fort Prince of Wales and across to Eskimo Point and to the place of beginning.

PART 6Province of British Columbia

Bamfield

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, south astronomically of a line drawn east astronomically from the high-water mark at Aguilar Point to the high-water mark of the easterly shore of the creek.

Campbell River

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Discovery Passage bounded by the high-water marks on both shores, between a line drawn from the eastern extremity of Middle Point (lat. 50°05′26″ N, long. 125°18′24″ W) on Vancouver Island in a 086°30′ direction (true) to Copper Cliffs on Quadra Island and a line drawn from the southern extremity of Cape Mudge (lat. 49°59′42″ N, long. 125°11′01″ W) in a 270°00′ direction (true) to the opposite shore.

Victoria

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, from a line running from the Ogden Point breakwater in a westerly direction to the southern end of Macauley Point northward to the Trestle Bridge.

PART 7Province of Prince Edward Island

Georgetown

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Cardigan Bay and Georgetown Harbour to the west of a line commencing at the eastern extremity of Grave Point and extending to the point of tangency with Cardigan Point on the opposite shore; bounded to the west by a line commencing from the southern extremity of Parkers Point westward to the eastern extremity of Brudenell Point, and thence due south to the high-water mark on the opposite shore.

Souris

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Colville Bay north of a line joining the southern extremities of Souris Head and Swanton Point and extending northward along the Souris River to the Gowan Brae Highway Bridge.

Summerside

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the Dunk River and Bedeque Bay contained to the east of a line drawn due north from the northern extremity of Indian Spit to the high-water mark on the opposite shore.

PART 8Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Botwood

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of the Bay of Exploits south of a straight line drawn from Phillips Head to Lower Sandy Point.

Come by Chance

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Placentia Bay bounded to the south by a straight line drawn from a point on the high-water mark in approximate position 47°41′14″ N, 53°58′12″ W to Long Island Point Light; thence in a straight line to the southern extremity of James Point on Bar Haven Island; and bounded to the south-west by a straight line drawn from the western extremity of Carroll Point on Bar Haven Island in a 321° direction (true) to the high-water mark on the opposite shore.

Fortune

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Fortune Bay lying inside and south of a straight line drawn from Fortune Head light station at lat. 47°04′28″ N, long. 55°51′36″ W; thence in a northeasterly direction to the most seaward point of Grand Bank Head.

Goose Bay

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Lake Melville, Goose Bay and Terrington Basin south and west of a straight line joining the northern extremity of Northwest Point and the western extremity of Épinette Point.

Holyrood

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Holyrood Bay south of a line drawn from the high-water mark at the northern extremity of Harbour Main Point at lat. 47°26′58″ N, long. 53°08′26″ W in a 070°00′ direction (true) to the high-water mark on the opposite shore.

Lewisporte

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Burnt Bay and Lewisporte Harbour within the jurisdiction of Canada south of a line drawn from a point in Jobs Cove at lat. 49°17′42.5″ N and long. 55°00′51″ W, on an azimuth of 086° (true) northwards of St. Michael’s Island, to the opposite shore.

Long Harbour

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Placentia Bay east of a line drawn from the high-water mark at the western extremity of St. Croix Point, at lat. 47°25′32″ N and long. 53°55′28″ W, in a 180°00′ direction (true) to the high-water mark on the opposite shore.

Long Pond

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Long Pond and Conception Bay between lat. 47°30′30″ N and lat. 47°32′00″ N, and between long. 52°57′30″ W and long. 52°59′00″ W.

Marystown

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Mortier Bay within the jurisdiction of Canada north of a line drawn from Skiffsail Point at lat. 47°08′43.5″ N and long. 55°03′40.7″ W, on an azimuth of 217° (true), to a point south of Blow Me Down on the opposite shore.

Port aux Basques

All the navigable waters, including any foreshore, of Port aux Basques west of long. 59°07′ W and north of lat. 47°34′ N.

  • SOR/2002-15, ss. 1, 2, 3(F), 4(E), 5, 6, 7(E), 8 to 12, 13(F), 14(F), 15;
  • SOR/2002-308, s. 1;
  • SOR/2002-358, ss. 3, 4;
  • SOR/2005-74, ss. 2 to 4;
  • SOR/2006-226, ss. 1 to 6.
 
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