Halifax welcomed the international Tall Ships fleet as the penultimate port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.
Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada, and its marriage of rich maritime history with a modern energy made the perfect welcome for the Tall Ships fleet. Against the backdrop of a bustling commercial harbour, Halifax proved to be a fantastic host to the the grand Tall Ships again.
The city’s historic waterfront is anchored by one of the world’s longest urban boardwalks – home to small local businesses, farmers’ markets, adventures by land and sea, and North America’s oldest saltwater ferry system. At the edge of the bustling downtown core, it’s one of the most visited destinations in Nova Scotia.
Throughout its time in Canadian waters, the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta showcased the best of Nova Scotia through music, culinary, historical and family friendly experiences on both sides of the harbour and in outport communities around the province. Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador Bluenose II was front and centre during the event, showcasing our seafaring history and sail training passion.
Located in the heart of Peggy’s Cove village, the historic deGarthe Studio building is a gathering place for residents and visitors alike. Restoration of this iconic fishing store is complete and includes a new crib to ensure the space can host artists and community events now and in the future as the landscape and sea level changes over time.
Fun facts about cribwork! A “crib” is a framework of timber that’s filled with rock. They are built to support sturdy structures and buildings on or near the water. The round timbers used for the deGarthe Studio cribwork were carefully selected to match the traditional crib construction of surrounding fish shacks in Peggy’s Cove. The new crib was also raised to match the existing level of the road which meets projections sea level rise for the area and ensures the long-term preservation of the building.
This work is part of a comprehensive Infrastructure Improvement Strategy for Peggy’s Cove learn more here: https://bit.ly/Peggys-Cove-Project