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Mackenzie's Ambulance service requested the town's help in notifying all residents of the importance of knowing their street address and having it readily available to pass to the paramedics in case of an emergency. Many of the drivers are not familiar with the area and knowing the street address is essential in getting the paramedics to you home as soon as possible.
If you are unsure of your street address please contact me at the town office and I can give it to you.

Posted: July 18, 2013 2:06 pm NFLD

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The Harvey Family Legend
Newfoundland DogIn 1828, the Harvey family, with the aid of their Newfoundland dog, "Hairyman", rescued 163 people from the sinking brig "Despatch", shipwrecked on the rocks off Isle Aux Morts. They made another daring rescue in 1838, saving 25 crew members from the Glasgow ship, the "Rankin". The present day Coast Guard Ship "Ann Harvey", is named in memory of the daughter of George Harvey who, while she was only 17 years old, assisted in these heroic deeds. [Read more]

Welcome to Isle aux Morts

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Isle aux Morts is a historic community, located on the picturesque Southwest Coast of Newfoundland. It is a 16 km drive from the Marine Atlantic ferry terminal - located in the town of Port aux Basques.

Our coastline is dotted with many shipwrecks which makes it a diver's paradise. An area just off the coast of Isle aux Morts has been designated a Provincial Historic Site. This is where the Mushrow Astrolabes were recovered. These are two very rare navigational instruments which date back to the early 1600s.

Our town boasts waterfront wharves and walking trails which showcase breaktaking scenery and nature at it's best. Situated on the rugged shoreline of Newfoundland's South West Coast, Isle aux Morts is a perfect destination for visitors looking for abundant photo opportunities.

Experience the Walters House museum - which is in an old-style house exhibiting life in the past in Isle aux Morts. This house acted as the first school and church in Isle aux Morts.

Isle aux Morts has a rich Atlantic heritage. It was named after a formerly inhabited nearby island and is a reference to many shipwrecks off the coast. Isle aux Morts translates from French into English as "Island of the Dead". [more]

Legendary Harvey Family Rescue at Sea
Depiction of legendary Harvey Family Rescue at Sea in 1828

Boil Water Advisory

Issued March 19, 2014
Information for the Public
The Municipality of Isle aux Morts has been issued a Boil Water Advisory.  Consumers are advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for one (1) minuted.  For Example, boil water used for:  drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, cooking, washing fruits & vegetables, making coffee/tea and other hot drinks, making juice & other juice from concentrate & powders & making infant formula & cereal
This Boil Water Advisory does not include the water at the PWDU.
For more information about the Boil Water Advisory, please call Lydia at 698-3441

Posted: March 26, 2014 1:02 pm NFLD

Visit Historic Isle aux Morts
Situated on the rugged shoreline of Newfoundland's South West Coast, Isle aux Morts is a perfect destination for visitors looking for breathtaking scenery. Hills carpeted in reds, greens and gold of Newfoundland's mossy terrain surround the "Island of the Dead", a fitting name considering the hundreds of ships and lives that have been lost off the Isle aux Morts coast.. [See Attractions]

Posted: July 18, 2013 2:08 pm NFLD

Discovery of Mushrow Astrolabes
Learn about the valuable discovery of the Mushrow Astrolabes - found in the early 1980's on a shipwreck off the coast of Isle aux Morts.  [Read about Mushrow Astrolabes]

Posted: Feb 29, 2012 2:11 pm NFLD