Visiting Thornbury Harbour By Water
Thornbury Harbour is located at
the south end of Nottawasaga Bay between Collingwood and
Meaford at the mouth of the Beaver River. The only significant
offshore hazards in the vicinity are the Craigleith Shoals,
5 nm to the east of the harbour. Approaching from the north,
you will see the prominent Blue Mountain (150 m high) to
the east and a smaller escarpment to the west. Another prominent
landmark is the white Thornbury Water Tower which stands
about 1 kilometer inland. A fairway buoy "TT"
is located at 44° 34.15' N, 80° 26.53' W, off the
Harbour mouth. From this buoy the course to the end of the
pier is 205° True. The channel into the Harbour is to
the left of the end of the pier.
A landfall light is located
at the end of the pier, showing white if you are on course,
red if you are to the right of the course, and green if
you are to the left of the course.