Cow Bay’s Ocean Playground: The Shifting ‘sandscape’ of Silver Sands Beach, 1860s to Present

Wed., January 19, 2022, 7:00 pm (Atlantic), via Zoom 

Magen Hudak

Abstract: Beginning in the mid-1800s, Silver Sands Beach enjoyed local and non-local fame as a summer destination. However, in the mid-20th century, it succumbed to the adverse effects of commercial sand and gravel mining. This lecture will examine the competition between 19th and 20th century notions of recreation and leisure, versus the environmental pressures of the resource extraction industry. It will also examine the present significance of Silver Sands, as both a coveted coastal access point and as a heritage landmark.

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