Day 198 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia

Cape Sable Island

Cape Sable Island, locally referred to as Cape Island, is a small Canadian island located at the southernmost point of the Nova Scotia peninsula. Sometimes confused with Sable Island, Cape Sable Island forms the eastern limit of the Gulf of Maine, opposite Cape Cod.

The island is separated from the mainland by the narrow strait of Barrington Passage, but has been connected since 1949 by a causeway. The largest community on the island is the fishing port of Clark’s Harbour. Other communities include North East Point, Centreville, Clam Point, Stoney Island, South Side, Newellton, West Head, and The Hawk.

Cape Sable Island is located in Nova Scotia

Cape Sable Island
Cape Sable Island in Nova Scotia







The Evengreen Cemetery in Clarks Harbour


Protected Beach?

I walked alone a stunning white sand beach known as “The Hawk” and couldn’t help to notice the amount of Lobster traps that had washed a shore. So I decided to count them all on my way back. I’d walked about a mile and turned around, 12,28,48, 78 traps..would you believe 96 Lobster traps on one of mile beach. I stopping a local and asked about the abandoned traps and apparently they drive out in a quad and pick them up once a year. Some traps did look like they had been there awhile.






Barrington, Nova Scotia

Barrington Cadets put on a dinner & talent show at the Lions hall to raise money for scholarships, cadet uniforms and gear. Cadets costs the kids nothing, anyone can join and the directors feel that their cadet activities are doing the kids alot of good, giving them direct and pride.he saturday night event raised over a $1000.


Playing the guitar


On the bells



The Barrington Lions hall was full of local Barrington support.


At Your Service


Proud to be a Cadet


Flag Of The Day

Have you ever seen a Canadian flag have it’s own island? Visit Doctors Cove


6 Responses to “Day 198 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia”

  1. 1 Kathy Johnson
    April 21, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Glad you found The Hawk Beach. It is a treasure.

  2. 2 R.Ross
    October 16, 2009 at 2:07 am

    I’m making a video of Cape Sable Island and searching for photos for it, requesting permission. I’d like permission to use some from this page. Please email me if you’d like your pictures in the video. Credit will be given at the end of the video however you wish it to appear.

    R. Ross
    Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia

    • 3 celebratecanada
      October 17, 2009 at 5:45 am

      I’ll have to get back to you on monday on this one.

      Tim Van Horn

      • 4 Brad Ross
        September 8, 2010 at 1:05 am

        hey there, my grandfather is orignally from cape island but moved from there to springhill many years ago to work in the coal mines, was wondering if anyone knows him as i never got the chance to meet him, his name is St.Clair Ross .. if so send me a email @ bradross99@hotmail.com would be very good to know. thanks.

  3. 5 M.E.Nickerson
    November 13, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    WOW…. I think it was meant to be for you to show up at the Cadets dinner theater!!!! pictures are awsome.IO think this was an awsome thing for you to do. Cadets from 327 Unicorn Barrington Passage are VERY PROUD to be cadets.

  4. 6 Dale Powell
    December 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I live in Alaska (yes I have met Sarah Palin) and plan to come to Nova Scotia in a few years when I retire. I will definately include Sable Island on my must see list!

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