WHO WAS PEGGY?

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The Peggy of Peggy’s Cove is en­trenched in Nova Sco­tian folk­lore.

The story goes that she was the sole sur­vivor of a ship­wreck at nearby Hal­ibut Rock.

While some say she was a young woman, oth­ers are adamant she was a girl too young to re­mem­ber her name, so was adopted by one of the fam­i­lies of the cove and given the name Peggy.

Her sur­vival story at­tracted vis­i­tors from around the bay, and the vil­lage be­came nick­named Peggy’s Cove as a re­sult of the in­ter­est.

She even­tu­ally mar­ried an early set­tler of the cove.

“THE STORY GOES THAT SHE WAS THE SOLE SUR­VIVOR OF A SHIP­WRECK AT NEARBY HAL­IBUT ROCK.”

But that story doesn’t wash with ev­ery­one. It is also thought the vil­lage was sim­ply named af­ter St Mar­garet’s Bay (Peggy is a nick­name for Mar­garet).

St Mar­garet’s Bay was named by ex­plorer and car­tog­ra­pher Sa­muel de Cham­plain for his mother Mar­guerite.

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