Fisherman's Monument - Peggy's Cove, NS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JSDAFM
N 44° 29.632 W 063° 54.853
20T E 427314 N 4927134
Quick Description: The Fishermen's Monument at Peggy's Cove.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/17/2010 6:34:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM9Q5F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DudleyGrunt
Views: 40

Long Description:
The Fishermen's Monument at Peggy's Cove.

William Edward deGarthe was born in Helsinki, Finland. He emigrated to Canada in 1926, moved to Halifax in 1945, and eventually settled permanently in the beautiful village of Peggy’s Cove in 1955. He was a painter and sculptor, his artistic work devoted to maritime subjects after his move to Peggy’s Cove. His “Fisherman’s Monument” was sculpted out of a 100 foot granite face of rock below his home. It depicts thirty-two fishermen and their wives and children enveloped in the wings of the guardian angel, St. Elmo with wings spread, and the legendary Peggy of Peggy's Cove. The sculpture and his home (now a museum to his work) were donated to the province of Nova Scotia after his death.
Relevent website: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
The Fishermen's Monument is outside so there is no time restriction.


Entrance fees (if any):
No cost.


Sponsor(s): William Edward deGarthe

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Date dedicated: Not listed

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