What would you do with a 30-metre (0.01-mile) outcrop of granite in your backyard? Artist William deGarthe decided to carve a work of art from the granite you see here.
In 1977, at the age of 70, deGarthe picked up his chisels and power tools and . . . — — Map (db m112680) HM
Do you think of Peggy's Cove when you think of Nova Scotia? It seems many people do. After all, thousands of visitors come to our seaside community each year - most inspired by a photo or painting they saw in a calendar, book or gallery.
It was . . . — — Map (db m112697) HM
This work of art is a lasting memorial to the gallant men of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, who harvest our oceans. The monument depicts from left to right: Fisherman's Family; Peggy of the Cove; Fishermen at Work.
This monument was donated to the . . . — — Map (db m112691) HM
See the boats , sheds , nets and traps  along the harbour? These are the essential tools of a working fishing community like Peggy's Cove, and a reminder that it was fishermen and their families who established this community . . . — — Map (db m112618) HM
How do you build a house on exposed granite bedrock where there are few trees to provide lumber, let alone protection from wind, rain and high tides? This is the challenge faced by the first families to settle Peggy's Cove.
Using the trees that . . . — — Map (db m112574) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m77937) HM
Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
Built in 1868, the first lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove consisted of a wooden house topped by a beacon, Each evening, the lighthouse keeper lit a kerosene oil lamp magnified by a catoptric reflector (a silver-plated . . . — — Map (db m77939) HM
You've probably seen many paintings of Peggy's Cove. Famed marine artist and sculptor William deGarthe may have painted some of these works.
Born in Finland in 1907, deGarthe came to Canada in 1926, eventually settling in Halifax. An art . . . — — Map (db m112693) HM
Wondering why there are so many large boulders scattered around Peggy's Cove, and why some of them are precariously balanced on smaller boulders or steep slopes? What you see is the work of glaciers.
Twenty thousand years ago, continental . . . — — Map (db m112610) HM
Before Peggy's Cove was a community, it was a popular destination among fishermen. But what inspired these fishermen to make this their permanent home? It was this sheltered cove, which offered close proximity to the large populations of fish in . . . — — Map (db m112570) HM
From the outside it looks like a traditional lighthouse, but looks can be deceiving. Step inside and you'll find yourself in a post office , the only one of its kind in Canada and perhaps the world. Every summer since 1975 the Peggy's Cove . . . — — Map (db m112659) HM
When Continents Collide
See the picture of the Himalayan mountain range on this panel? You may find this hard to believe, but that's pretty much what Peggy's Cove looked like almost 380 million years ago. And the granite coastline you see . . . — — Map (db m112557) HM