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 our designer did indeed photograph these boats in Glace Bay, she 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
- Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
- Finished size is approximate measurement of cross-stitch area.
- Fabric supplied with kit is sized to give a suitable allowance for working and for framing if applicable.
copyright 1994 Foxberry Cottage Crafts
7" x 8"
100 x 62 stitches