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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Railway Heritage Center

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The Railway Heritage Center reflects the voyages that began over 100 years ago and takes a walk back in time to recapture the importance of the railway, fishery and ferry service in Newfoundland's history.

Examples of Channel-Port aux Basques' long and colourful heritage in the transportation and fishery industry can be seen at the Railway Heritage Museum. Two special historical artifacts at the museum are the "Astrolabes', late medieval navigational instruments dating back to the 1600's discovered by Port aux Basques resident Wayne Mushrow on ship wrecks off of Isle aux Morts.

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Rates: $5 per person, Kids under 12 are free. Fee includes tour of train cars and museum

Amenities: Washroom Facilities, Gift Shop & Public Seating/Picnic Area.

Payment Options: Cash only

Booking Information: There is no requirement for booking, however if you are traveling with a large group, a call in advance could assist in having the necessary people on site to do a proper tour.

Events: Annual Astrolabe Days: First weekend in August

1 Trans Canada Highway
P.O. Box 1229
Port aux Basques, NL
A0M 1C0
Tele: 709-695-3688/ 694-4862
Email: pabmuseum@gmail.com


With the arrival of this years Property Assessment Notices many taxpayers are questioning the rise in their assessed property values. The Municipal Assessment Agency assesses property values in three year cycles. Last years assessments were based on 2011 market values while this years assessments are based on 2014 market values.

Market value is basically the most probable price that would be negotiated between a seller and buyer of a property. The Municipal Assessment Agency uses actual selling prices of properties that are similar in size, condition and location to determine your assessed value.

Council, during budget preparations, uses the assessed values to set a mil rate which determines the amount of property tax that you pay. For example; if your assessed property value was $150,000.00 at a mil rate of 10 your property tax bill would be $1,500.00. If the mil rate was 9 your property tax bill would be $1,350.00.

Any questions on your Property Assessment Notice should be directed to the Municipal Assessment Agency at 1-877-777-2807.

Todd Strickland
Deputy Mayor
Posted: Oct 9, 2015 12:13 pm NFLD
Canada's Ferry Gateway
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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.


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