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Encyclopedia > Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia
Peggys Cove Landscape
Peggys Cove Landscape

Peggys Cove (2001 population: approx. 50), also known as Peggy's Cove from 1961 to 1976, is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2435 KB) the picture was taken by me about september 25, 2006 and is made part of the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2435 KB) the picture was taken by me about september 25, 2006 and is made part of the public domain. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... St. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ...

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Geography

Peggys Cove is 43 kilometres southwest of downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. Downtown Halifax as seen from the Dartmouth waterfront. ... Nova Scotias Chebucto Peninsula. ...


The community is named after the cove of the same name. Peggy is a nickname for Margaret, and the village may have taken its name from St. Margaret's Bay upon which it is situated. Local folklore has several alternative origins for the name. Some people claim Peggy was an early settler, while others say she was a survivor from a shipwreck. Lulworth Cove, Dorset England This article is about the coastal feature, for details of the megalithic monument see Cove (standing stones) A cove is a coastal landform. ... Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group. ...


History of Peggys Cove

The village was founded in 1811 when the Province of Nova Scotia issued a land grant of more than 800 acres to six families of German descent . The settlers relied on fishing as the mainstay of their economy but also farmed where the soil was fertile. They used surrounding lands to pasture cattle. In the early 1900s the population peaked at about 300. The community supported a schoolhouse, church, general store, lobster cannery and boats of all sizes that were nestled in the Cove.


Many artists and photographers flocked to Peggys Cove. As roads improved, the number of tourists increased. Today, of course, the population is much smaller, but Peggys Cove remains an active fishing village and a favourite tourist destination.


Lighthouse

Peggys Cove Lighthouse 2006
Peggys Cove Lighthouse 2006

Peggys Cove is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. The community's famous lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1847x2975, 1705 KB) taken about september 25, 2006 by me, and put in public domainjoe 04:29, 7 October 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1847x2975, 1705 KB) taken about september 25, 2006 by me, and put in public domainjoe 04:29, 7 October 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... A tourist attraction is a place where tourists, foreign and domestic, normally visit. ... The Lighthouse Route The Lighthouse Route is a Nova Scotia scenic travellway that follows the South Shore Region for 339 Kilometers from Halifax to Yarmouth. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...


Peggys Cove has a classic red-and-white lighthouse, retired from active service by the Canadian Coast Guard. The light station is situated on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggys Point, immediately south of the village and its cove. This lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada[citation needed] and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world[citation needed]. The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ... The Canadian Coast Guard or CCG (Fr. ... Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ...


Visitors may explore the granite outcrop on Peggys Point around the lighthouse; despite numerous signs warning of unpredictable surf, there are several incautious visitors each year who are carried off the rocks by waves, sometimes drowning[citation needed].


The first lighthouse at Peggys Cove was built in 1868 and was a wooden house with a beacon on the roof. Every evening the keeper lit a kerosene oil lamp magnified by a catoptric reflector (a silver plated mirror) creating the red beacon light marking the eastern entrance to St. Margarets Bay. An octagonal lighthouse was built in 1914. It was made of concrete and reinforced steel, standing almost 15 metres (50 feet) high. It replaced the old structure and still stands today. The old lighthouse keeper’s dwelling remained near to the current lighthouse until it was damaged by Hurricane Edna in 1954 and removed. The lighthouse was automated in 1958. Since then, the red light was changed to white light, then to a green light in the late 1970s. Hurricane Edna was a Category 3 hurricane that hugged the east coast before striking New England in mid-September, 1954. ...


The lighthouse now contains a small Canada Post office in the lower level. During the summer months it serves as the village post office from where visitors can send postcards and letters. Each piece of mail receives a special cancellation mark in the shape of the lighthouse. Canada Post (French: Postes Canada) is a Canadian postal service operated as an independent crown corporation. ...


Tourism

From its inception, the community's economy revolved around the fishery, however tourism began to overtake fishing in economic importance following the Second World War. Today, Peggys Cove is primarily a tourist attraction[citation needed], although its inhabitants still fish for lobster, and the community still maintains a rustic undeveloped appearance. The regional municipality and the provincial government have very strict land-use regulations in the vicinity of Peggys Cove, with most property development being prohibited. Similarly there are restrictions on who can and cannot live in the community to prevent inflation of property values for year-round residents. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Subfamilies and Genera Neophoberinae Acanthacaris Thymopinae Nephropsis Nephropides Thymops Thymopsis Nephropinae Homarus Nephrops Homarinus Metanephrops Eunephrops Thymopides Clawed lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans. ...



The Sou'wester Restaurant is located between the main part of the community and Peggys Point and provides parking for visitors.


Geology

More than 400 million years ago, in the Devonian Period, the plate tectonics movement of the earth's crust allowed molten material to bubble up from the earth's interior. This formed the rocks we see today and are part of the Great Nova Scotia batholith. The unique landscape of Peggys Cove and surrounding areas was subsequently carved by the migration of glaciers and the ocean tides. About 20,000 years ago, an ice ridge moved south from Canada’s Arctic region covering much of North America. Along with the ebb and flow of the glaciers, the ice ridge eventually melted, shifted and in the process scooped away and scoured large sections of rock, vegetation, and topsoil. The changing tidal flows and the rising sea levels, as melted land glaciers flowed back to the oceans, filled the scarred areas with water, forming coves and inlets. Large boulders, called glacial erratics, actually 415-million-year-old Devonian granite, lifted by the ice, were carried many miles and deposited upon the landscape as the ice receded, leaving rugged barrens. The movement of the glacial ice and rocks left scouring marks, or deep scratches, in the bedrock that can still be. Peggys Cove has been declared a preservation area to preserve its rugged beauty. The Peggys Cove Commission Act, passed in 1962, prohibits development in and around the surrounding Village and restricts development within Peggys Cove. The area comprised about 2000 acres stretching from Indian Harbour to West Dover and includes barrens, bogs, inland ponds, and rocky coastline. The Devonian is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Silurian period (360 million years ago (mya)) to the beginning of the Mississippian subperiod of the Carboniferous (408. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Half Dome A batholith is a large emplacement of igneous intrusive (also called plutonic) rock that forms from cooled magma deep in the Earths crust. ... A Glacial erratic is a piece of rock carried by glacial ice some distance from the rock outcrop from which it came. ...

Peggys Cove from Swiss Air 111 Memorial Site
Peggys Cove from Swiss Air 111 Memorial Site

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The Atlantic Ocean

The tides of the Atlantic tide varies between 1.5 and 2 meters (4 to 6 feet). The ocean temperature ranges between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer and falls to between 0.5 and 4.5 degrees Celsius (33 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter. The ocean moderates temperatures year round.


The shape of the ocean floor and the numerous ocean currents facilitates a rich diversity of marine life along the Atlantic coastline. The Labrador Current flowing south from the Arctic cools the ocean during the summer months. Offshore, the Gulf Stream, travelling northwest from the Caribbean to the northern Europe warms the ocean waters. The confluence of currents off Nova Scotia brings unusual Arctic and tropical species to St. Margarets Bay. Marine life includes bluefin tuna, and white-sided and white-beaked dolphins and seals. Endangered Atlantic leatherback turtles are seen in the waters near shore. Endangered right whales as well as other species are found in the waters. For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ...


William deGarthe

Sculptor and painter William E. deGarthe lived in Peggys Cove. A gallery exhibiting his work is open to the public between May 1 and October 31 each year. Outside the gallery, deGarthe carved a granite outcropping into "a lasting monument to Nova Scotian fishermen" depicting 32 fishermen, their wives, and children enveloped by the wings of a guardian angel. The William E. deGarthe Provincial Park is also located in the village, providing a picnic space. An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... William Edward deGarthe (1907–1983) was born in Helsinki, Finland. ...

Swiss Air 111 Memorial near Peggys Cove
Swiss Air 111 Memorial near Peggys Cove

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Swissair Flight 111

An aircraft, Swissair Flight 111, crashed into St. Margarets Bay on September 2, 1998. The crash site is roughly equidistant between the Whalesback Memorial and another memorial at Bayswater, Nova Scotia, located on the Aspotogan Peninsula on the western shore of the bay, opposite Peggys Cove. Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Henry Hudson searches for Swissair Flight 111 debris Swissair Flight 111 (SR-111) was a Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 on a scheduled airline flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States to Cointrin International Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Sunset over the Apostogan Peninsula. ...


The Swissair Flight 111 Memorial is located at The Whalesback, a promontory approximately 1 km northwest of Peggys Cove. It is one of two memorials built to commemorate the victims of the Swissair Flight 111 disaster, which saw the aircraft crash into St. Margarets Bay on September 2, 1998. The crash site is roughly equidistant between the Whalesback Memorial and another memorial at Bayswater, Nova Scotia, located on the Aspotogan Peninsula on the western shore of the bay, opposite Peggys Cove. The term promontory has several similar meanings in English, including geographical names: A promontory is a prominent mass of land which overlooks lower lying land or a body of water (e. ... Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Henry Hudson searches for Swissair Flight 111 debris Swissair Flight 111 (SR-111) was a Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 on a scheduled airline flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States to Cointrin International Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Sunset over the Apostogan Peninsula. ...


The monument reads in English and French: "In memory of the 229 men, women and children aboard Swissair Flight 111 who perished off these shores September 2nd, 1998, They have been joined to the sea, and the sky. May they rest in peace."


The site of the crash and the two monuments form a triangle. The three notches on the monument at Whalesback represent the numerals 111. The sight line from the three groves in the stone point to the crash site; while the markings on the facing stone point to the memorial at Bayswater. The memorial wall at Bayswater contains the names of the 229 passengers and crew of flight 111. The facing stone points to the crash site.

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Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1411 words)
Peggys Cove is 43 kilometres southwest of downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula.
Peggys Cove is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive.
The unique landscape of Peggys Cove and surrounding areas was subsequently carved by the migration of glaciers and the ocean tides.
Peggys Cove On Destination: Nova Scotia (885 words)
Peggys Cove is located at 44°29'34"N, 63°55'03"W in the St. Margaret's Bay / Peggy's Cove region of the Lighthouse Route, Halifax county.
The fishing village of Peggy's Cove at the entrance to St. Margaret's Bay was originally known simply as Eastern Point Harbour because it is situated at the eastern side of the bay.
Peggy's Cove was only kilometers from the site of a tragic plane crash in 1998 in which all 229 passengers and crew of Swissair Flight 111 were killed.
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