Digby Neck

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Digby Neck
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Digby Neck
Digby Neck, and the nearby islands of Long Island and Brier Island

Digby Neck is a Canadian peninsula extending into the Bay of Fundy in Digby County, Nova Scotia.

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Bay of Fundy A bay on the east coast of North America between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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Digby Neck is the western extension of the North Mountain range from the Annapolis Valley and is made of two thick lava flows. It is separated from the eastern portion of the North Mountain by a deep, tidal channel, the Digby Gut. Along with Long Island and Brier Island, it forms the northwest shore of St. Mary's Bay. [1]

North Mountain (Nova Scotia) mountain in Nova Scotia, Canada

North Mountain is a narrow southwest-northeast trending volcanic ridge on the mainland portion of southwestern Nova Scotia, stretching from Brier Island to Cape Split. It forms the northern edge of the Annapolis Valley along the shore of the Bay of Fundy. Together with South Mountain, the two ranges form the Annapolis Highlands region.

Annapolis Valley Economic Region in Nova Scotia, Canada

The Annapolis Valley is a valley and region in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in the western part of the Nova Scotia peninsula, formed by a trough between two parallel mountain ranges along the shore of the Bay of Fundy. Statistics Canada defines the Annapolis Valley as an economic region, composed of Annapolis County, Kings County, and Hants County.

Lava Molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption

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The westernmost community on the Digby Neck is East Ferry, opposite Tiverton on Long Island to the west. The "Petit Passage" separates Long Island from the Digby Neck.Andrew & Friedel. "Digby Neck Ferries". Nova Scotia Travel Guide. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

East Ferry, Nova Scotia human settlement in Canada

East Ferry is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Digby County on Digby Neck.

Tiverton, Nova Scotia Village in Nova Scotia, Canada

Tiverton is a small village located on the northeast tip of Long Island, Nova Scotia. Tiverton has a population of about 300 people. It was named for Tiverton, Devon.


Hurricane

In September 2008 Hurricane Kyle made landfall on the peninsula as a category 1 hurricane. [2]

Hurricane Kyle (2008) Category 1 Atlantic hurricane in 2008

Hurricane Kyle was the eleventh tropical storm and sixth hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. It formed from a strong tropical disturbance that tracked across the northeastern Caribbean Sea in the third week of September. As a low pressure area, it moved slowly across Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, dumping torrential rains across those islands.

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Digby County, Nova Scotia County in Nova Scotia, Canada

Digby County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

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Annapolis Basin

The Annapolis Basin is a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy, located on the southeastern shores of the bay, along the northwestern shore of Nova Scotia and at the western end of the Annapolis Valley.

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St. Marys Bay, Nova Scotia

St. Marys Bay is a bay located in western Nova Scotia, Canada, in Digby County.

Long Island (Nova Scotia) island in Nova Scotia, Canada

Long Island is a Canadian island in Digby County, Nova Scotia.

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Cape St. Marys, Nova Scotia cape in Canada

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Fundy Basin A sediment-filled rift basin on the Atlantic coast of southeastern Canada

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Sandy Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia human settlement in Canada

Sandy Cove is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Digby. in Digby County on Digby Neck. The community is the birth place of Laurence Bradford Dakin.

Centreville, Digby, Nova Scotia human settlement in Canada

Centreville is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Digby in Digby County on Digby Neck.

Mink Cove, Nova Scotia human settlement in Canada

Mink Cove is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Digby. in Digby County on Digby Neck.

Little River, Digby, Nova Scotia community in Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada

Little River is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of Digby. in Digby County on Digby Neck. Little River is a small fishing community located roughly 25 kilometers from Digby. Little River houses roughly 200 citizens.

Tiddville, Nova Scotia human settlement in Canada

Tiddville is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Digby in Digby County on Digby Neck.

Digby Gut

The Digby Gut is a narrow channel connecting the Bay of Fundy with the Annapolis Basin. The town of Digby, Nova Scotia is located on the inner portion of the western side of the Gut. The eastern entrance is marked by the Point Prim Lighthouse. Strong tidal currents, numerous rocky ledges, frequent fogs and unpredictable winds make it a dangerous passage requiring a pilot or local knowledge. Tide flows create 5 knot tidal currents and create numerous whirlpools and eddies. The gut is about a half nautical mile in width and bordered by high rocky cliffs. It marks a break in the North Mountain ridge along the Annapolis Valley and is the eastern end of Digby Neck. Digby Gut had its origins as the northern terminus of the ancient Bear River, part of which is now a drowned river valley.

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Coordinates: 44°31′41.90″N66°2′46.53″W / 44.5283056°N 66.0462583°W / 44.5283056; -66.0462583

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