North Cape, also called North Port, is the northern extremity of Prince Edward Island, dividing Northumberland Strait from the Gulf of St Lawrence proper. From the shoreline a low cliff of PEI's characteristic red sandstone leads to shallow water, with irregular reefs extending north and east to North Point Reef 8 km offshore. North Point Light, beamed from a 19 m white octagonal tower, and a light and whistle buoy 2.8 km north of the cape are important aids to navigation. Principal occupations are fishing and agriculture. Silver fox farms were also common here until the demise of the industry in the late 1930s.
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- Smith, P.c.. "North Cape". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/north-cape. Accessed 22 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Smith, P. (2014). North Cape. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/north-cape
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Smith, P.c.. "North Cape." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "North Cape," by P.c. Smith, Accessed September 22, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/north-cape
Article by P.c. Smith
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014