Coming up the New Meadows River, after you pass Small Point Harbor on your starboard side, leave Jamison Ledge, marked by green can #7 to port; then you will come to Sebasco Harbor on the starboard side. Continuing up the river you will pass Cundys Harbor on your port side. Cundys is Maine’s oldest lobstering village and is a busy working harbor.
After passing Cundys Harbor you will pass Dingley Cove, also on your port side, and then just a little beyond Sheep Island Ledge, marked by green can #5, you will begin to see the entrance to The Basin open up on your starboard side. The entrance is unmarked and it takes a 90° turn to port just before the narrow entrance opens up into The Basin, so it is hard to see until you get close. If you put a pin in your chartplotter at 43° 48.293′ N, 69° 51.987′ E it will take you to the middle of the entrance. From there head SE staying equidistant from both shores. Just past the narrowest point (about 160’) stay a little to starboard of center to stay in the deepest part as you make your 90° turn. Friends were in The Basin in June 2021 at dead low tide. They touched bottom with their 7.6′ draft and were told by a nearby lobsterman that 43° 48.078′ N and 69° 51.530′ W marks the edge of the shallow water. So, if entering at low, head for that point then turn to port to enter The Basin.