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Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse is one of the most photographed structures in Atlantic Canada and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world. The lighthouse now contains a small Canada Post office where letters receive a special stamp

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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay. It is situated on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggy's Point

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The pristine beauty of the Coastal Region encompassing the shores of the scenic St. Margaret's Bay

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i>Peggy's Cove Local folklore has several alternative origins for the name. Some people claim Peggy was an early settler, while others say she was a survivor from a shipwreck

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St. Margaret's Bay
Peggy's Cove may have taken its name from the bay since Peggy is a nickname for Margaret

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Peggy's Cove. The community maintains a rural, undeveloped appearance as the inhabitants continue to fish for lobster

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A Lobster fisherman with one boat could set, pull, and reset over 100 traps a day collecting anywhere from 100 to 1000 lobsters

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Peggy's Cove

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At St. Margarets Bay near the tiny fishing community of Peggy's Cove,a flight from New York City to Geneva, Switzerland crashed

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On September 2, 1998 Swissair Flight 111 crashed at the entrance to St. Margarets Bay killing all 229 people on board

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William deGarthe's Memorial A famous resident of Peggy's Cove, deGarthe carved this memorial, to honor the courage of the fishermen living in the cove, from a granite outcrop in his backyard

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William deGarthe's Memorial The first section depicts the fisherman's family with St. Elmo, the patron saint of sailors

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William deGarthe's Memorial The second section depicts Peggy of the Cove. The third section is fishermen at work with a dory, nets and other implements. deGarthe passed away before the memorial was completed
 
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