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Mitchell's Bay, ON

Lat: 42° 27.925   Long: 082° 24.821

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Village
  • Monitors VHF: 16, 68
  • Charts: NOS 14850
  • Customs: (888) CANPASS (266-7277)
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code519
Emergency911
Police(519) 627-1461
Hospital(519) 627-2204
Pharmacy519-627-

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Thames River, ON 12 S Belle River, ON 19 SW
Wallaceburg, ON 12 N New Baltimore, MI 27 NW
Windsor, ON 28 SW Clinton River, MI 27 W

DESCRIPTION


Mitchells Bay is located in the NE corner of Lake St. Clair. It is a low-lying, marshy area, in many ways unchanged for centuries. Its marshes and sloughs are home to untold thousands of resident and migratory water fowl and its a nature-lovers heaven. It is also a very shallow region and its flat, featureless panorama requires competent navigation and careful piloting. But ... the effort is well worth it. This one of the finest fishing grounds in North America for smallmouth bass and pickerel as well as a superb area for birdwatching. Quiet and lush, this is a great area to practice the traditional sailor's pastime of gunkholing!

APPROACHES


The shoreline here is flat and featureless. Mitchells Bay has a water tower which is visible for several miles offshore.

FROM THE SOUTH AND WEST
Begin your approach from RED marker "XE2"' located south of the entrance to Mitchell's Bay. Follow course 353oT past RED "XE4" (.67 nm) to RED "XE6" - a total distance of 1.8 nm. Now alter course to 045o and head to RED "XM4", a distance of 1.3 nm. At "XM4", alter course to 164oT and follow the channel in to Mitchell's Bay. An onshore Fl WHITE light marks the channel fairway. Once at RED marker "XM18", you can make your turn to port and enter the marina.

FROM THE MOUTH OF THE ST. CLAIR RIVER
Follow the channel to Q RED marker "M30". At "M30", alter course to 119oT and hold for approxiamtely 9 nm. This course will keep you south of a charted stake line. This stake line marks the boundary of the Walpole Island First Nations territory. When you are abeam the end of the stake line (located at 42o 26' 14 N 082o 31' 13" W), alter course to 100oT and proceed to RED "XE2". Alter course to 353oT and continue past RED "XE4" (.67 nm) to RED "XE6" - a total distance of 1.8 nm. Now alter course to 045oT and head to RED "XM4", a distance of 1.3 nm. At "XM4", alter course to 164oT and follow the channel in to Mitchell's Bay. An onshore Fl WHITE light marks the channel fairway. Once at RED marker "XM18", you can make your turn to port and enter the marina.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Marine Park   (519) 354-8423    VHF 68
Marine Park is a full-service municipal marina. There are 250 slips with transient docking for approximately 25 boats. There is a fuel dock (gasoline) and pumpout station. Water and power are available at most but not all slips. Although there is no repair facility at the marina, such services are located within the immediate vicinity and the marina staff can direct you to them. Expect repair and maintenance services to be basic or general in nature. There are washrooms, showers and laundry facilities on site. Amenities include picnic and BBQ areas and nearby playgrounds. There is a restaurant and convenience store on-site as well. There is internet access.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


Marine repair services can be arranged with Cogghe's Marine Service in Mitchell's Bay.

There are no grocery stores in Mitchells Bay. There is a convenience store at the marina. There are three supermarkets in nearby Wallaceburg, about 10mi/16 km inland.

The nearest banks are located in Wallaceburg, about 10 mi/16 km inland. There are three with counter service and ATM's

MEDICAL SERVICES


Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, the regional health services provider, operates Sydenham Campus, a full-service hospital in Wallaceburg. It is located about 10 mi/16 km inland.

There are several pharmacies in Wallaceburg including Shoppers Drug Mart (519) 627-2202 and a pharmacy at the Walmart store.

PLACES TO EAT


There is a restaurant on-site at the marina. Parkside Restaurant is a small restaurant/pub located in the village. The menu focuses on fish, not surprising considering the excellent fishing on the bay and the lake.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


This is a quiet, rural area. There is excellent fishing in the bay. A nearby park is good for swimming, relaxing on the beach, picnicing and BBQ's. this Mitchells Bay site will give you a idea of what's happening in the area.


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