캐나다 노바스코샤주(州)에 딸린 섬.
위치 : 캐나다 노바스코샤주
길이 45km, 너비 3km. 노바스코샤 반도에서 약 175km 떨어진 대서양에
있다. 동서로 길쭉한 모래땅으로 된 섬인데, 섬의 동쪽 끝과 서쪽 끝에 등대가
하나씩 있다. 이 섬은 부근을 항해하는 선박의
장애물이 되고 있는데 1853년 이후에 350척의 배가 좌초되었다는 기록이 있다. <HL1XP>
is located 300 km east-southeast
from Halifax, NS. The crescent-shaped,
made of shifting sand dunes
island is home of the wild ponies
with the long, flowing manes
and tails. It has also been
a temporary home for shipwrecked
sailors brought there inadvertently
by the legendary gales that
ocean floor, giving the island
its reputation as "the
graveyard of the Atlantic".
Since 1853 there have been 350
recorded shipwrecks on Sable
Island. - CY0MM QSL CARD에서
Sable Island is located 44° North latitude, 60° West longitude. The island is 20
miles long, one mile wide and 85 feet high in places with barely submerged
sandbars lengthening the island another 22 miles. The irregular and often
violent ocean currents around Sable Island have caused drastic reshaping of the
island over the past few centuries creating constantly shifting sand banks and
the relocation of several lighthouses over the past two centuries.
200 officially recorded shipwrecks have taken place along it's shifting shores,
with man more unrecorded ones giving honest title to it being "the most
shipwrecked island in the world". It is not uncommon for old wrecks to emerge
from the sand during storms, only to sink out of sight again.
Most of the
walking on the island is along it's firm beaches rather than the very loose and
deep sands composing most of the island. However, modern transportation with the
use of motor vehicles (ATV's) with very large balloon tires is making travel
around the island easier.
A famous symbol of Sable Island is it's wild
pony herd which brave the fierce weather unprotected by tree or windbreak. The
herd is under the protection of the government of Nova Scotia.
to Sable Island is highly restricted since the island is an environmentally
sensitive area, and is also now a center for major undersea natural gas