Canoe Cove in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Canoe Cove School
For more than a century the Canoe Cove School provided state-of-the-art education to students grades one through ten. This sturdy heritage building launched the successful careers of doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, homemakers, a minister, businessmen, carriage makers, millers, farmers and fishermen galore.
The painting below, taken from a photo circa 1939, reflects the comfortable quality of life enjoyed in this area. Most families lived off the land, making enough money to buy tea, sugar and kerosene (as well as, apparently, fashionable girls' shoes). The farm and the sea provided the rest.
School consolidation swept the Island in the 1960s, and small schools, including Canoe Cove, were put out to pasture. Today the schoolhouse serves as a community centre, and how fortunate we are to have this beautiful building in our midst.
Early last century a house was moved to this site in Canoe Cove to become the community hall. Fitted with a stage, a sloping floor and a stove, the hall provided a venue for school concerts, South Shore variety shows, and weekly
The hall had no foundation other than creosote logs, and young boys found it very inviting to crawl underneath.
By the late 1970’s, due to closure of the school and changing times, the hall was no longer being used. It fell into disrepair, was torn down and hauled away. If you are walking by this corner late at night, you might still hear the faint echo of a song and laughter lingering from the spirit of the hall.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 46° 9.306′ N, 63° 17.707′ W. Marker is in Canoe Cove, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Canoe Cove Road (Prince Edward Island Route 19A) just north of Prince Edward Island Route 19, on the left when traveling north. This is a large "billboard-style" marker located in the parking lot of the school. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1066 Canoe Cove Road, Canoe Cove PE C0A 1H7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Survey of Prince Edward Island / Arpentage de Ľîle-du-Prince-Édouard (approx. 12 kilometers away); Michel Haché-Gallant et Anne Cormier (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); The Mi'kmaq / Les Mi'kmaqThe Deportation of the Inhabitants of Île Saint-Jean (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); Port-la-Joye – Fort Amherst (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); Place Yourself in History / Situez-vous dans l’histoire (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); Port of Entry / Port d’entrée (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); The British Period / La période britannique (approx. 13.1 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Canoe Cove School: Canada's Historic Places. The school was immortalized by artist Robert Harris, with his painting of the interior of the school entitled School House at Canoe Cove. (Submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.