P is for Pugwash
“My Town” is a wee seaside village on the Northumberland Strait. Its gentle beauty is worthy of this illuminated letter that embodies images of today’s world of work and play on and in the water. The lore and lure of Pugwash, founded in 1802, by Acadians and Loyalists and settled later by Highland Scots, began with the Mi’kmaq over 13,500 years ago. The lure of this beautiful harbour town was the abundance of fish and the discovery of salt leading to the economy of today driven by the lobster fishery and the salt mine. Of course Pugwash’s beauty and the warmest oceans north of the Carolinas bring rise to tourism and festivals, like the Gathering of the Clans and Harbourfest, and the villagers’ hundred welcomes. “Ciad mile failte”! Come and play with us.
Living along the Northumberland Strait, watching fishing boats and sailors alike brings inspiration for my woolly art.
THIS MAT IS ON EXHIBIT:
Art Hits the Wall 2022
Hooked Rug Museum of North America
9849 Highway #3
Hubbards / Queensland, NS
May through October
"My Town is where everybody you drive by waves, even though you don't know them".