Local folks would argue (and, believe me, they have!) that these Cape Island fishing boats are docked in Glace Bay harbour, Nova Scotia. Truth is, while I did indeed photograph these boats in Glace Bay, I provided a generic background. This could be a scene in many a seaside village
in the Atlantic Provinces.
The 'Cape Islander' was first built in 1907 at Cape Sable, the southernmost tip of Nova Scotia and has endured in its basic form - typically 38 feet in length with a 12-foot beam -
through several generations of boat-builders. For well-nigh a hundred years she has remained the preferred craft of lobster fishers up and down our coast, not for her pretty lines but for her shallow draft which affords her a much-needed stability on our temperamental North Atlantic waters.
Mariners may also enjoy:
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Also - see our Collections:
Cape Breton Collection
Nova Scotia Collection
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copyright 1994 Foxberry Cottage Crafts
7" x 8"
Canada and USA
100 x 62 stitches