Beside Media took interest in the story of the 100 Wild Islands in the spring and summer of 2017. They produced a stunning documentary about the story behind the 100 Wild Islands and the fight to keep open pen salmon farms out of our pristine coastal waters. The footage is spectacular and our very own Captain Brian Murphy plays a starring role! Watch the 9 minute film below.
If you’re interested in learning even more after watching the video, Beside has produced an associated magazine article as well which is available online and in their semi-annual publication which was released earlier this month. Beside Media writes,
“[…] By some miracle, the Eastern Shore has largely evaded attention from tourists and even the rest of the province. Drive past the outskirts of Dartmouth and you’ll embark upon a sparsely populated stretch of sheltered coves and rocky headlands, all the way to Cape Breton. This overlooked region also harbours a secret treasure whose value is only now being uncovered: a dense collection of hundreds of islands that have remained mostly intact for 10,000 years. Now known as the 100 Wild Islands, this gorgeous and sometimes ferocious archipelago offers a rare vision of pristine nature at the intersection of land and sea. Though rough and forbidding from afar, a new wave of adventurers — including Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia), one of the 100 Wild Islands’ most ardent supporters — are discovering the incredible diversity and subtle beauty of this rare coastal territory.[…]”