Peggy's Cove: The Amazing History of a Coastal Village [NOOK Book]

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Here is the complete history of the famous cove and the unique village that hosts thousands of visitors each year. The story begins with the formation of the rocks along these shores and the impact of the glaciers. The Mi'kmaq were the first to live here in the summers, harvesting the riches of the sea. A land grant in 1811 brought the first hardy settlers. Sculptor William de Garthe made his home here and created his monument to the coastal fishermen out of the sheer granite outcropping in his backyard. In 1998,...
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Peggy's Cove: The Amazing History of a Coastal Village

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Overview

Here is the complete history of the famous cove and the unique village that hosts thousands of visitors each year. The story begins with the formation of the rocks along these shores and the impact of the glaciers. The Mi'kmaq were the first to live here in the summers, harvesting the riches of the sea. A land grant in 1811 brought the first hardy settlers. Sculptor William de Garthe made his home here and created his monument to the coastal fishermen out of the sheer granite outcropping in his backyard. In 1998, Swissair Flight 111 crashed off the shores of Peggy's Cove and the community opened its doors to the world in an effort to provide support for the rescue workers and the families of the victims. From the earliest days to the present, the story of Peggy's Cove has been a tale of natural wonder and human endurance.

About The Author
Lesley Choyce lives at Lawrencetown Beach and is the author of 65 books including Nova Scotia: Shaped by the Sea and The Coasts of Canada, a history of the country''s shorelines. He has also edited Nova Scotia: a Traveller''s Companion, which is also available from Pottersfield.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011383151
  • Publisher: Pottersfield Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 215 KB

Meet the Author

Novelist and poet. Surfs the North Atlantic year-round. Runs a literary publishing house and teaches English at Dalhousie University. Hosts "Off the Page" a nationally broadcast program on BookTelevision. Author of more than seventy books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults, teens and children. His writing has earned him several awards, including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award.
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