The entrance to Little Harbour opens due north (true) leading into a completely enclosed, well protected harbour.
The entrance is constricted to a 200‑ft wide channel, it is more than 20 feet deep. A small shoal on the east side, just past the entrance, carries 2 feet of water; the course inwards should favour the western shore.
Within the harbour, excellent protection is found. The holding ground is perfect.
Aproach from the Bras d'Or Lakes: Militia Island stands out well, thickly wooded, providing a good bearing mark from many points in the Great Bras d'Or Lake.