Fisherman Statue Wearing Sou’wester in Peggy’s Cove, Canada - Encircle Photos

Fisherman Statue Wearing Sou’wester in Peggy’s Cove, Canada

If you are driven to Peggy’s Cove – by tour bus, taxi driver or private guide – you will park in a lot next to The Sou’Wester, a large gift store and restaurant. But what is a sou’wester? It is a waterproof hat with a long flap over the neck and down the back to protect fishermen and sailors from cold rain and wind. In front is an oversized brim acting as a gutter to keep water off the face. The term is often extended to a long raincoat. This carving outside the restaurant models the ensemble. Note the lobster trap. Today, they are typically made from plastic covered metal versus the traditional wooden version.

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178 Peggys Point Rd, Peggys Cove, NS B3Z 3S2, Canada

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