Peggy's Cove (2) by Kate Adams

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History
The first recorded name of the cove was Eastern Point Harbour or Peggs Harbour in 1766. The village may have been named after the wife of an early settler or taken its name from St. Margaret’s Bay as it marks the eastern beginning of the Bay and Peggy is a nickname for Margaret. Two versions of the popular legend claim that the name came from the sole survivor of a shipwreck at Halibut Rock near the cove. Artist and resident William deGarthe said she was a young woman while others claim she was a little girl too young to remember her name and the family who adopted her called her Peggy.1 In both versions, the young shipwreck survivor married a resident of the cove and became known as “Peggy of the Cove” attracting visitors from around the bay who eventually named the village, Peggy’s Cove, after her nickname.2
The village was formally founded in 1811 when the Province of Nova Scotia issued a land grant of more than 800 acres (3.2 km²) to six families of German descent. The settlers relied on fishing as the mainstay of their economy but also farmed where the soil was fertile. They used surrounding lands to pasture cattle. In the early 1900s the population peaked at about 300. The community supported a schoolhouse, church, general store, lobster cannery and boats of all sizes that were nestled in the Cove.
Many artists and photographers flocked to Peggys Cove. As roads improved, the number of tourists increased. Today the population is smaller but Peggys Cove remains an active fishing village and a favourite tourist destination.
Roads and several homes were badly damaged at Peggys Cove in 2003 by the extensive flooding that accompanied Hurricane Juan which also damaged the cove’s breakwater. The breakwater was further washed away by Hurricane Bill in 2009, allowing waves to seriously damage a home and giftshop, and wash a picturesque fish shed into the water.

Nikon D300 – lens Nikon 18-200mm
processed on photomatics and ps
Nikon D300 – lens Nikon 18-200mm
processed on photomatics and ps

Comments

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent work!!!

  • Thank you so very much Vitta:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful place Kate!

  • Thank you very much Phillip:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonabout 4 years ago

    Excellent Kate. Th color and clarity is beautiful great place and picture !!

  • Thank you very much Curtiss, always nice to see you:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanabout 4 years ago

    beautiful composition

  • Thank you so much Jeremy:))

    – Kate Adams

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANabout 4 years ago

    Looks like a cool place to vacation and write poetry.
    Lovely shot Kate.

  • Thank you David, it would be a perfect place for poetry hardly saw anyone but I loved the peace and quiet:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey!

    – Kate Adams

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77about 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!! Stunning!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comments:))

    – Kate Adams

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image my friend……………..Awesome History!! ;-))

  • Thanks so much my friend:))

    – Kate Adams

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful – - – love the deep blue color!!!!

  • Thank you very much Lori, nice to see you:))

    – Kate Adams

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANabout 4 years ago

    Well Kate then I will expect to read a few of your new works soon.

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