William E. deGarthe Gallery and Memorial


William E. deGarthe was a much-loved maritime artist working in Nova Scotia until his death in 1983. He created numerous paintings and sculpture depicting maritime life that are spread throughout the world.

This gallery, located in one of deGarthe's favourite fishing villages, Peggy's Cove, displays 65 of his works which were donated by his wife.

The gallery is open from May 1st to October 31st.

William E. deGarthe, one of Nova Scotia's most beloved maritime artists, created a 30m (100 ft) carving of 32 fisherman, plus their wives and children, as they are looked over by a guardian Angel, using a granite wall as his canvas. The carving is the centerpiece of the William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park, located in the village of Peggy's Cove. Unfortunately, deGarthe passed away before the memorial was completed, but it is still a must-see.

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The Breakwater Inn
130 Peggy's Point Road
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
Canada B3Z 3S2

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