National Treasure #70: Peggy’s Cove
It’s a place of geological import – plate tectonics, 415-million-year-old Devonian granite, ice ages, glaciers and erratics.
It’s a place of historical import – Samuel de Champlain’s mother, Marguerite, and the bay named for her.
Champlain on Nepean Point, Ottawa
It’s a place of folklore import – an orphaned shipwreck survivor, named Peggy by her adoptive family.
It’s a place of climate-instability import – with recent severe damage by Hurricanes Juan and Bill.
It’s a place of land-development and community protection import – with development and residency constraints designed to protect its value as a tourist destination and as a place to live.
It’s a place of ecological import – with the Labrador Current and the Gulf Stream mingling to create an unusual mix of sealife.
It’s Peggy’s Cove – a place I haven’t been to. Yet.
Here’s the CBC’s take today on 150 Canadian factoids in 150 seconds. Funny, they didn’t mention this project . . .
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