Peggy's Cove in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Collision of crustal plates beneath the ocean floor forced molten material to the surface, which solidified as grey-white coarse-grained granite. The rocks have been here for 350 million years, give or take a few million; the crustal plates are still moving but no more than an inch a century, and there hasn’t been a(glac?)ier hereabouts for 10,000 years. Enjoy and be careful, especially when venturing on the rocks. And please be considerate of villager’s private property.
Peggy’s Cove is home to friendly fishermen, the nearby barrens are a controlled conservation area, and the irresistible sea, as it has for millions of years, still breaks on the immovable shore.
The Halifax Foundation and the Halifax Regional Municipality Millennium
Erected by Halifax Foundation and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 29.64′ N, 63° 54.812′ W. Marker is in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker is on Peggy's Point Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 96 Peggy's Point Road, Peggy's Cove NS B3Z 3S2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. When Continents Collide / Carving A Cove (a few steps from this marker); The Cold, Hard Facts About Glaciers (a few steps from this marker); Home Sweet Home (a few steps from this marker); The Lure of Peggy's Cove (a few steps from this marker); Fishermen's Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); A Monumental Work Of Art (within shouting distance of this marker); The Art of deGarthe (within shouting distance of this marker); A Natural Masterpiece (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peggy's Cove.
More about this markerThis marker is located at the Nova Scotia Provincial Visitor Information Centre.
Also see . . . Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia. The first recorded name of the cove was Eastern Point Harbour or Peggs Harbour in 1766. The village is likely named after Saint Margaret's Bay (Peggy being the nickname for Margaret), which Samuel de Champlain named after his mother Marguerite. (Submitted on October 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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