Atlantic Provinces and New England 2018 travel blog

Makes for a good cup of coffee

Cabot Beach Provincial Park

Cabot Beach Provincial Park

There are numerous businesses built on this name.

 

French River

 

 

 

Southwest River

Birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery

1868 - Across the street

Lake of Shining Waters

 

PEI National Park Gulf Shore

PEI National Park Gulf Shore

 

PEI National Park Gulf Shore

PEI National Park Gulf Shore

PEI National Park Gulf Shore

 

PEI National Park Gulf Shore

PEI National Park Gulf Shore

 

North Rustico Harbor

Rustico Lighthouse

 

 

Covehead Lighthouse

PEI National Park Gulf Shore

Covehead Harbor


Today was an absolutely beautiful day! We are expecting rain tomorrow so today was devoted to outdoor activity.

The PEI NP on the coastal drive is divided into two sections because the Rustico Bay falls between them. We rode parts of the bike trails in both sections. The Gulf Shore Way West trail provided views of the red stone cliffs. The Gulf Shore Way East trail gave views of beautiful sand dunes and salt marshes.

“An American fleet from the ports of Portland, Boston and Gloucester would come each summer to fish for herring and mackerel in the Gulf of St. Lawrence along the north shore of Prince Edward Island. On Friday, October 3rd the winds became calm followed shortly by gale force winds. Some ships were able to escape to sea and weather out the storm while many others struggled in the huge waves that accompanied the storm that pounded the ships and weary crews for 2 days.

When the winds of the fierce storm subsided the north shore of the island was awash with wreckage and the lifeless bodies of the American sailors.

The storms toll was estimated at the time that more than 80 ships were wrecked and roughly 200 men perished in the stormy waters.

The local people rescued the survivors and gathered the dead. All along the north shore of the Island, from Tignish to East Point local cemeteries, including Cavendish (a single anchor makes the graves), became the final resting place for many of these sailors.”. (http://resortmunicipalitypei.com/the-yankee-gale-of-1851/)

Another good article can be read here:

http://www.peicanada.com/west_prince_graphic/article_1f1da39e-8a5f-11e6-89f8-675e60c5179f.html



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