Granny’s Cove, Grandma’s Cove, or the Sandy Beach?
Posted September 5, 2020 at 9:16 am by Peggy Sue McRae
Lately I’ve noticed islanders having perennial conversations regarding certain place names. Is English Camp “British” Camp? Of course not. Its English Camp and always has been (in my not so humble opinion — Peggy Sue here). When did Mt Young get demoted to Young Hill? Is it Granny’s Cove or Grandma’s? Locals call it Granny’s Cove but where did that name come from?
My Dad, Jim McRae, grew up at American Camp and when we were kids our family called Granny’s Cove, “The Sandy Beach” for obvious reasons. When did it become Granny’s? If you know or have a theory let us know in the comments.
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