2 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.


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


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