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    Swissair Flight 111 Memorial

    by bminorca Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    This memorial is one of the two memorials dedicated to the 229 individuals who lost their lives in the Swissair Flight 111 crash in the Atlantic Ocean near Peggys Cove on 2 September 1998.

    Another memorial is a more private but much larger commemoration located west of the crash site near Bayswater Beach Provincial Park on the Aspotogan Peninsula.

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    Fishermen's Monument

    by bminorca Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    Fishermen's Monument

    Artist and sculptor William E. deGarthe lived in Peggys Cove. A gallery exhibiting his work is open to the public between 1 May and 31 October each year. Outside the gallery is a 30m carving of 32 fishermen, their wives, and children enveloped by the wings of a guardian angel, created by deGarthe using a granite as "a lasting monument to Nova Scotian fishermen".

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    Swissair Flight 111 Memorial

    by victorwkf Written Jan 1, 2006

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    There is a memorial of the ill-fated Swissair Flight 111 whcih crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near to Peggy's Cove. This memorial is located just off Highway 333, about 1.8km north of the turnoff to Peggy's Cove.

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    Fishermen's Monument & De-Garthe Gallery

    by victorwkf Written Jan 1, 2006

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    Fishermen's Monument, Nova Scotia
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    There is a gallery at Peggy's Cove with paintings by a local artist called William DeGarthe (1907-1983). It is opened from 9am-5pm, May to October). In front of this building is a beautiful 30m high scupture called the Fishermen's Monument which was done by him.

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    The Barrens

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    The Barrens, Nova Scotia
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    During the road journey to Peggy's Cove from Halifax, near to Peggy's Cove, you will notice a scenery with lots of rocks (see photos). This place is known as the Barrens and apparently all these rocks were moved into these positions by the advancing glaciers of the last ice age. Due to its geological significance, this place is under protection and will be preserved.

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    Rocks and the Atlantic Ocean

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    View of the Atlantic Ocean, Nova Scotia

    The rocky landscape of Peggy's Cove add to it's beauty and you and walk on these rocks to have a fantastic view of the Altantic Ocean with its strong wind. However, be careful because the rocks and slippery and please do not go too near the edge or else you may fall into the sea (this has happened before). More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    Peegy's Cove Fishing Town

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    Beautiful Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    The fishing town of Peggy's Cove is small and consist of about 60 people (during the peak season, there are more tourists than locals!). You can walk around and explore the very impressive setting, including colourful wooden houses, fishing boats along the lovely small cove, lobster traps etc etc. This is a photographer's dream. More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    The famous lighthouse

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    Peggy's Cove lighthouse, Nova Scotia

    Tourist come to Peggy's Cove to see the lighthouse, which is the most famous and photographed in Canada. Built in 1915, this octagonal tower marks the eastern entrance to St. Margarets Bay. In summer, you can mail your postcards here - the ground floor of the tower is a post office - the only lighthouse post office in North America. More photos of this lighthouse are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    Where did Peggy's Cove get it's name?

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    According to legend, Peggys' Cove was named after the only survivor of a schooner that ran aground and sank in 1800, a woman named Margret. Local folk called her "Peggy" and her home came to be known as Peggy's Cove.

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    A play about the legendary Peggy

    by FloridaRon Written Jul 10, 2005

    There is a play currently performing Thursday through Sundays, twice each afternoon. Unfortunately we didn't make it to see it, but heard it is interesting / amusing.

    Legend has it that Peggy was the lone survivor from a shipwreck eons ago, and she married a local fisherman, and gave the place the name Peggy's Cove.

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    The rocks

    by RB_Oakes Written Apr 15, 2004

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    Splendor of a calm day

    I've seen lighthouses before so I skipped immediately to the rocks. Rock-climbing alone is great fun, but with fresh salt air and crashing waves, not to mention the summer sun glistening on the Atlantic, Peggy's Cove was great fun. There really isn't anything else there, as it's just a tiny village (pop. 69 or something like that). Go early and avoid the tour buses.

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    Check out the Lighthouse and Mail a Card

    by CdnJane Written Jun 17, 2007

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    Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and warning sign
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    The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove is the only one in Canada which contains a working post office. I have to admit that I didn't walk out to it, just stood at the end of the path and took pictures.

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    The lighthouse

    by bminorca Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    The lighthouse

    This classic red-and-white lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada. It is now a small post office which uses its own lighthouse-shaped stamp cancellation mark.

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    More Cove's

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 17, 2003

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    Duncan's Cove

    Besides the popular Peggy's Cove there are other Cove's along the South Shore. I visited Duncan's Cove, see my travelogue.

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