Sea buoys and channels
Geographically, the Bay of Sept-Iles is shaped like a horseshoe with Pointe-Aux-Basques and Pointe a la Marmite forming its two points. Its entrance, protected by the seven islands, can be accessed by three channels (The Eastern, Western and the middle channel).
On the world map
A deep water port situated 650 kilometres down river from Quebec city on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence, the Port of Sept-Iles is a large natural harbour, more than 80 metres in depth which is open to navigation year round.
It is the most important centre for the shipment of iron ore in North America and it serves the Quebec and Labrador mining industry.