Come explore Cap-Egmont Fishermen’s Cove on the south side of Prince Edward Island in Cap-Egmont.
Tales of the Phantom Ship
The harbour is surrounded by the waters of the Northumberland Strait, which separate Prince Edward Island from New Brunswick as well as Nova Scotia. Visit here and you’ll find rocky red cliffs, wild scenery, and maybe a ghost ship or two.
While here, you can pick up a CD by Lennie Gallant, a Rustico, Prince Edward Island singer and songwriter. You’ll here all about the famous Northumberland ghost ship in his song “Tales of the Phantom Ship”. This song alludes to the folklore of this legendary ship:
“There’s a burst of flame and a flash of light./And there on the tide is a frightening sight./As a tall ship all aflame lights up the sky./Tales of the phantom ship, from truck to keel in flames./She sails the wide Northumberland Strait./No one knows her name.”
In June 2014, Canada Post issued a special stamp depicting the Northumberland Strait ghost ship. The stamp was issued on Friday the 13th as part of a series of Canadian ghost story stamps
Cap-Egmont Fishermen’s Cove is just minutes from the breath-taking Mont-Carmel church and the charming and fascinating Bottle Houses, as well as Abram-Village.