Well-Favored Passage
The Magic of Lake Huron’s North Channel

Cover image from Cruising Guide for the North Channel of Lake Huron


by Pixie Haughwout and Ralph Folsom*

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Check out the authors’ HEAVEN on EARTH North Channel article featured in Cruising World magazine.

The classic sail and power cruising guide to this fabled destination. The pristine North Channel, home to thousands of islands, links Georgian Bay to Lake Superior and is largely in Canadian waters.

Marjorie Cahn Brazer’s legacy has been updated and expanded by two long-time cruisers who share her love of boats and books. Islands and anchorages, wilderness and ports of call, history and legends, wild blueberries and ice cream are presented with an eye for North Channel magic.

Practical and intimate, this revised 40th Anniversary Edition of our cruising guide showcases GPS data, anchorage maps, digital graphics, carefully selected anchorages and harbors, lots of little-known gunkholes, and more stories and tales. Details on launch ramps, charter companies, farmers markets, recommended restaurants, customs clearance, fishing, weather, navigation and Internet access are included. A Georgian Bay Bonus and coverage of The Twin Saults along with Les Cheneaux, Drummond and Mackinac Islands have been added.

Chapter 1  The Magic of the North Channel
Chapter 2  Cruising the North Channel
Chapter 3  St. Joseph Island and Channel, The Twin Saults
Chapter 4  The North Shore
Chapter 5  Whalesback and McBean Channels

North Channel Edibles

Chapter 6  Mid-Channel, Barren and Bay of Islands
Chapter 7  Little Current to Killarney and Back, Georgian Bay Bonus
Chapter 8  Manitoulin and Cockburn Islands
Chapter 9  Drummond Island and Potagannissing Bay
Chapter 10  Les Cheneaux and Mackinac Islands

From the Preface…

What attracted us to Well-Favored Passage was Marjorie Cahn Brazer’s intimacy with the extraordinary beauty, history and magic of cruising the North Channel. An exquisite writer, she added depth and pleasure to our cruising experience. We have tried to expand upon her special appreciation of the North Channel. The result is a practical and intimate cruising guide for the North Channel, the best cruising grounds in North America and the cream of the Great Circle Loop.

Sea Fever Gear Publications, 2021, 45th Anniversary Edition. 184 pages of text, photos, artwork, maps and indexes. No ads. ISBN #0-9676620-8-7

$49.50 plus $7.95 shipping USA,
Airmail shipping elsewhere at cost. Please email us for airmail details.

Order by email SeaFeverGearFolsom@gmail.com, tel 619-300-9199, or send a check to Ralph Folsom, 826 Amiford Drive, San Diego, CA 92107 USA.  Also available on Amazon.com (click “new”)

*Pixie and Ralph are available for lively presentations to yacht clubs and boating groups. To make arrangements, contact them directly at SeaFeverGearFolsom@gmail.com.