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Peggy's Cove in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Peggy's Cove

 
 
Peggy's Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. Peggy's Cove Marker
Inscription. This picturesque village and lighthouse are among the most photographed places in Canada. A romantic folk tale is told about how the Cove got its name. Young Peggy was traveling to Halifax to meet her fiance when the ship she was in foundered on the rocks. She was rescued by local folk, and when visitors went to see her they would say they were going to see “Peggy of the Cove.”

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 Committee are pleased to present the “Markers of Distinction” program as a cooperative project to celebrate 250 years of Halifax-Darmouth history, and the arrival of the new millennium,
Peggy's Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. Peggy's Cove Marker
in 1999-2000.

 
Erected by Halifax Foundation and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
 
Location. 44° 29.64′ N, 63° 54.812′ W. Marker is in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. 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, Nova Scotia B3Z 3S2, Canada.
 
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 marker. This marker is located at the Nova Scotia Provincial Visitor Information Centre.
 
Also see . . .  Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia. The first recorded
Peggy's Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
3. Peggy's Cove Marker
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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Peggy's Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
4. Peggy's Point Lighthouse
The plaque reads:
Warning
Injury and death have rewarded careless sight-seers here
The ocean and rock are treacherous
Savor the sea from a distance
Bog and barrens at Peggy's Cove image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
5. Bog and barrens at Peggy's Cove
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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