Cape Sable Island has a long, rich and important history. The Nova Scotia island is the southwestern-most point in the province and is the second-most southerly point in Canada after Point Pelee National Park in Ontario. The First Nations Mi’kmaq people’s name for the island means “land’s end.”
Acadians settled the island in the 1620s, but the Scots gained control of the colony from the French by the middle of the 17th century. During the American Revolution, Cape Sable Island was raided and the British famously surprised the invading ship and destroyed it. The island, which is 300 kilometres from Halifax, has had a storied Maritime history, involving shipwrecks and dramatic storms. According to the 2011 census, there are 3,100 residents on the island. Tourists visit for the sandy beach, the bird-watching opportunities and the ocean views, which include this one photographed by Ed Kuhar of Kemptville, Ontario.
“Kind of an interesting shot of the fog starting to form over the ocean,” Ed wrote when he submitted his travel photo for the Vacay.ca Photo of the Week contest.
For so beautifully capturing the moodiness of Cape Sable Island and its lighthouse, Ed wins this week’s contest and a travel gift.
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