Fogo Island

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Fogo Island
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49°40.000'N, 054°11.000'W Chart icon.png
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Fogo Island with a population of 2,706 people is the largest of the offshore islands of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It lies off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, northwest of Musgrave Harbour across Hamilton Sound, just east of the Change Islands. The island is about 25 km long and 14 km wide. The total area is 237.71 km2 (91.78 sq mi).

Charts

See Newfoundland and Labrador.

Weather

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Sources for Weather forecasts:

Passages

See Newfoundland and Labrador.

Communication

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Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

There are two entrances to Fogo Harbour and neither is safe in bad weather or if there is a heavy swell from the north. The eastern entrance is easier and safer and is buoyed. It is not safe to enter at night.

See also Fogo Harbour Tides.

Entrance

Fogo Harbour is a port of entry/exit for Canada. For details see Entrance: Canada.

Berthing

Ports

Fogo Harbour

Fogo Harbour/wiki/Fogo_Island#Fogo_Harbour
Harbour icon Fogo Harbour [[Fogo Island#Fogo Harbour|Fogo Harbour]] (Little Harbour) 49°43.014'N, 054°16.444'W
Port of Entry

There is a safe, alongside berth inside the outer arm of the government dock. This gives good protection in all winds but is adjacent to the fish processing plant with its associated smells.

hafogoisland@eastlink.ca; Tel: +1 (709) 266 1090; Mobile: +1 (709) 266 7804; VHF channel XX
Address: Joe Batt's Arm, NL A0G 2X0, Canada
Hours:
Prices: For the latest prices see [XXX Price Listing]

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Wigwam Point

Wigwam Point/wiki/Fogo_Island#Wigwam_Point
Anchorage icon Wigwam Point [[Fogo Island#Wigwam Point|Wigwam Point]] 49°43.096'N, 054°16.585'W
Anchor in about 5 m depth. The bottom has kelp over sand and gravel. Once the anchor penetrated the kelp the holding is reasonable. It is possible to take the dinghy ashore and go shopping.

Amenities

Facilities
Water In the quay
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins in the harbour
Supplies
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None, but there is a hardware store in the town
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi in a coffee shop in the town
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Small supermarket in the town.

Eating out

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Transportation

  • Fogo Island is connected to mainland Newfoundland by the ferry MV Veteran, and served by Fogo Aerodrome

Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References

See Canada.

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