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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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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Geography & Climate

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is considered Canada’s most easterly province which consists of the island called Newfoundland and the mainland portion, Labrador. It is almost one-and-three quarters the size of Great Britain. Newfoundland is located near the Gulf of St. Lawrence and has a unique geography with Channel-Port aux Basques situated on the Southwest Coast tip of the province.

The province has more than 29,000 kilometers of coastline with its headlands, deep fjords and an abundance of small coves and offshore islands. Channel-Port aux Basques is situated among one of the provinces most established harbours. The community is located in a rural setting of the province and as such is ideal for outdoor enthusiast. Popular local activities include fishing, snowmobiling, hiking, hunting, skiing and kayaking among others.

Channel-Port aux Basques has a moderate and maritime climate. The community experiences mild, wet winters that are warm by Canadian standards, and cooler, moist simmers that tend to be shorter than other areas of the country lasting approximately three months. The summers in the province range from cool to hot with a basic temperature of 16 degrees Celsius while the winters on the island are mild with normal temperatures of 0 degrees Celsius with annual snowfall of 300cm.

Newfoundland and Labrador has four seasons:
Summer: Mild to hot temperatures, with some rainfall
Fall: Cool to cold temperatures, some rain and snowfall
Winter: Cold to very cold temperature, snowfalls light to heavy
Spring: Cool to warm temperatures, with some rainfall
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