harbour is a shallow, almost land-locked
bay 8 miles east of Grimsby and 5 miles west
of Port Dalhousie. Just to the east of the
harbour entrance (which is spanned by the
Queen Elizabeth Way highway) is a basin created
by stone breakwaters. This is a protected
full marine services, for boaters cruising
in the southwest corner
of the lake.
Approaching Jordan Harbour, the most noticeable landmark is a two-masted
vessel described as a replica of a 1500s ship, listing in the west corner
of the basin. The opening into the basin is at the northwest corner of
the breakwaters. At the west end of the north breakwater is a light (IsoG)
on a white tower 12 feet high with a green upper part. The south wall has
a starboard-hand daybeacon. Depth in the entrance channel is about 14 feet,
with depths of 5 to 14 feet at the marina inside.
Beacon Marina is located on the southeast
side of the basin. Watch for the floating barrels as you approach,
as they mark hazardous rocks. The marina, which monitors VHF channel
68, has about 100 seasonal slips and will always find a place for transient
boaters. The floating docks range from 20 to 60 feet long, and have
5 to14 feet of water. Depth at the fuel dock is 5 feet. Repairs are
available through C&J Marine Service.
diesel, pumpout; power and water at
about half the transient slips; washrooms,showers,
laundry facilities, ice, swimming pool,
children's play area, gazebo with picnic
launch ramp.You can anchor in the
basin, which has a sandy bottom. The Beacon Harbourside Conference Centre behind
the marina, has on-shore accommodations and a bar and restaurant. For
a modest fee, marina guests can use the resort's indoor
pool, sauna and whirlpool.
Beacon Harbourside Resort,
located just behind the marina, offers
a menu that includes surf and turf,
prime rib, seafood platters, veal parmigiana
and pastas, as well as lighter fare.
There's a deluxe buffet on Thursday
evenings and a seafood buffet on Fridays.
The Beacon Restaurant overlooks
the water, with a patio for outdoor
dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and
dinner; Sunday brunch; licensed; pianist
on Fri., Sat. and Sun.