Storm Nicole topples cherished P.E.I. sandstone arch broken by Fiona

CAVENDISH, P.E.I. – A storm has toppled a sandstone arch in Prince Edward Island that had been weakened throughout Fiona, the second celebrated landmark misplaced within the province within the final two months.

The customarily-photographed arch at MacKenzies Brook within the P.E.I. Nationwide Park close to Cavendish fell Sunday whereas the island handled rain and wind from the remnants of hurricane Nicole.

Parks Canada warned in early November that the rock formation was vulnerable to collapsing as a consequence of shoreline injury brought on by post-tropical storm Fiona, which hit the area in late September.

Michelle Boyce, the captain of Atlantic Crusing P.E.I., has been taking individuals to see the arch up shut by boat for greater than a decade.

She says she’s been warning guests for years that the rock formation received’t be round ceaselessly, however she by no means anticipated this previous summer time could be the final season of excursions to see the arch.

Surging seas from Fiona toppled the sea-stack rock formation often known as the Teacup Rock at P.E.I.’s Thunder Cove Seashore in September.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 14, 2022.

This story was produced with the monetary help of the Meta and Canadian Press Information Fellowship.

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