Our 2 Astrolabes, dated from the early 1600's were discovered near Channel-Port aux Basques. They are both in mint condition and in working order. A very rare and valuable find for Newfoundland and all of Canada.

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About our 2 Astrolabes
Explore our connection with age-old astronomical instruments used by navigators. Two astrolabes are featured in Channel-Port aux Basques, dating from the 1600's.

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Town of Channel-Port aux Basques
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Town Opportunities

The Port aux Basques Community Employment Corporation (CEC) was incorporated in 1987 for the purpose of supporting persons with barriers to employment, utilizing The Supported Employment Program. We seek, create and maintain educational and employment opportunities for persons who are considered to be employment disadvantaged. The CEC team provides professional support, training and employment services for adults with barriers to employment in the Port aux Basques and surrounding areas.


The Town of Channel – Port aux Basques is accepting applications for the position of “Summer Recreation Program Supervisor”. The duties and responsibilities for this position are:
• Develop, organize and implement the Summer Recreation Programs.
• Supervise and evaluate Program Staff.
• Promote and generate awareness of active living, leisure and recreation in the area.
• Assist the Recreation Director in special events/activities.
• Perform duties/tasks as directed by the Town’s Recreation Director/Facilities Manager and/or Town Manager.

Applicants must be currently attending a secondary or post-secondary educational institution as a full time student and must be returning in the Fall. An academic background and/or experience in a Physical Education/Recreation setting is preferred.

Deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

Applications may be dropped off or mailed to Town Office, P.O. Box 70, Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0

Posted: April 15, 2014 12:02 pm NFLD
Canada's Ferry Gateway to Newfoundland
The gulf crossing between North Sydney and Channel-Port aux Basques is always a memorable lifetime experience. The ferries are among the largest ice breaking ferries in the world. They look like cruise ships and they can each take 1200 passengers and 350 cars. Book early to ensure availability.