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Pictou (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Phiogto) is a town of 3,186 inhabitanta in Pictou County, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.


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Pictou is approached via the Northumberland Strait. The entrance to the Harbour is straightforward with two ranges and several channel buoys providing assistance. The least depth in the channel over the bar, on the alignment of the leading lights, was 6.5 metres (21 feet) in 1998. Within the bar depths of 9.1 to 13.7 metres extend to the causeway.


The port is used by commercial and cruise ships. But there are several marinas for yachts.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Hector Quay Visitors' Marina

Hector Quay Visitors' Marina/wiki/Pictou#Hector_Quay_Visitors.27_Marina
Marina icon Hector Quay Visitors' Marina [[Pictou#Hector Quay Visitors' Marina|Hector Quay Visitors' Marina]] 45°40.484'N, 062°42.644'W

40 berths (6 reserved for visitors), electricity, water hookups, washrooms, showers and laundromat. Gasoline & repair service nearby; walking distance to restaurants, accommodations, banks, pubs, churches, entertainment, attractions. Reservations recommended. Summer Musical Showcase featuring free waterfront concerts.

XX@XXX; Tel: +1 (902) 485 6960; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 16
Address: 37 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, B0K 1H0, Northumberland Shore, Canada

Pier B Marina

Pier B Marina/wiki/Pictou#Pier_B_Marina
Marina icon Pier B Marina [[Pictou#Pier B Marina|Pier B Marina]] 45°40.469'N, 062°42.354'W

12 berths are available for boats up to 30' and two berths for boats up to 40'. Each berth is serviced with fresh water, electricity, garbage removal and keyed access to floats. The marina is used by Coast Guard Inshore Search and Rescue. Available water depth is 8 ft to 17 ft. Storage is available in a secure compound.

XX@XXX; Tel: +1 (902) 396 7357; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX

Pictou Marina

Pictou Marina/wiki/Pictou#Pictou_Marina
Marina icon Pictou Marina [[Pictou#Pictou Marina|Pictou Marina]] 45°40.906'N, 062°41.542'W

The marina has approximately 95 sheltered slips for yachts up to 40' (12 m) length. Water, electricity, toilets, showers, fuel, WiFi. Travel Lifts, up to 20 T, mast step In & Out, electrical, mechanical, & fiberglass repairs. Approximately 1 - 2 km to restaurants & groceries.

boating@pictoumarina.com; Tel: +1 (902) 485 9155; Fax: +1 (902) 485 1162; VHF channel XX
Address: 2 Harbour Dr. PO Box 400, Pictou, NS Canada B0K 1H0


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Water In all marinas
Electricity In all marinas
Toilets In Hector Quay and Pictou Marina
Showers In Hector Quay and Pictou Marina
Laundry In Hector Quay
Garbage Removal in all marinas
Fuel In Pictou Marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs In Hector Quay and Pictou Marina
Internet WiFi in Pictou Marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


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