Peggy's Cove in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
The lighthouse was manned until 1958, when it became automated. Several changes have occurred over the years, including the switch from a red to white lens, then to a green light in the late 1970s. During the summer months the lower level 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.
In the early years many artists and photographers flocked to Peggy’s Cove, and as road travel improved, the number of visitor’s grew. Today the population is much smaller but Peggy’s Cove still remains a working fishing village as well as a favourite tourist destination.
A combination of the shape of the ocean floor and various ocean current creates a rich diversity of marine life along the Atlantic Coast. Flowing south from the Arctic past Nova Scotia, the Labrador Current cools the water during the summer, while offshore, the Gulf Stream, traveling northwest from the Caribbean to northern Europe, warms our waters. This mixing of waters has brought unusual Arctic and tropical species to St. Margaret’s Bay. Regular visitors include bluefin tuna as well as white-sided and white-beaked dolphins. Whale are often sighted and endangered Atlantic leatherback turtles occasionally visit our waters.
In an effort to preserve the unique beauty of the area, Peggy’s Cove has been declared a preservation area. Passed in 1962, the Peggy’s Cove Commission Act prohibits development in the lans surrounding the Village and restricts development within Peggy’s Cove. The area encompasses 2000 acres of land, stretching from Indian Harbour to West Dover. This environmentally sensitive area includes barrens, bogs, inland ponds and rocky coastline; please tread lightly.
Location. 44° 29.538′ N, 63° 55.086′ W. Marker is in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker is on Peggy's Cove Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 178 Peggy's Cove Road, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Through Rain, Sleet and Darkest Night (within shouting distance of this marker); Here's The Catch (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Natural Masterpiece (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Art of deGarthe (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); A Monumental Work Of Art (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Fishermen's Monument (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Lure of Peggy's Cove (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Home Sweet Home (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peggy's Cove.
More about this marker. This marker is located near the lighthouse.
Also see . . . Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. The site provides a webcam of the Peggy's Point Lighthouse. (Submitted on October 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 302 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.