The primary industry is fishing, with major landings of lobster and scallops. Ground fishes (eg, cod and haddock) were also important catches before the collapse of that fishery in the early 1990s. There is also a strong tradition of boatbuilding here: the first Cape Island boat, the familiar craft of Atlantic inshore fishermen, was launched in 1905. In summer the island is often shrouded in fog, produced when warm, moist continental air encounters the unusually cold surface waters off CAPE SABLE. The low sea surface temperatures are caused by intense tidal mixing that blends cold deep water with the warmer surface layer. These conditions also support a highly productive ecosystem and are, in part, responsible for the valuable fisheries.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Smith, P.c.. "Cape Sable Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-sable-island. Accessed 05 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Smith, P. (2014). Cape Sable Island. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-sable-island
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Smith, P.c.. "Cape Sable Island." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Cape Sable Island," by P.c. Smith, Accessed December 05, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-sable-island
Cape Sable Island
Article by P.c. Smith
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014