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Sable Island : the wandering sandbar

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  • Author: Kitts, Wendy

    Though it was discovered almost 500 years ago, few people have visited Sable Island. Despite modern naviational tools, excessive fog and stormy weather still make travelling to Sable a challenge. Add government restrictions limiting visitors to the remote island and prohibitive travel costs, and Sable is virtually inacessible to most.

    But the island is part of Maritime lore--dubbed the "graveyard of the Atlantic" because of the number of ships wrecked on its shores. Sable Island also hosts wild horses, tens of thousands of seals, and enchanting "singing" sands and "wandering" dunes. With 18 species of shark patrolling Sable Island's waters and the regular fights between bands of horses, not to mention the trecherous patches of quicksand, the island is as dangerous as it is alluring.

    Original Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus Pub., c2011
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: TD Summer Reading Club 2016