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Water Thaw Up

Residents are advised that effective immediately, council has adopted a new policy for water thaw up.


There will be a $25.00 fee per person/per hour charged to anyone needing the town's assistance in clearing frozen water lines.


There will be a $25.00 fee per day for rental of water tanked used in thawing frozen water lines. 



Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:39 am NFLD


NOTICE
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]




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Isle aux Morts

Isle Aux Morts has a rich maritime heritage of fishing and sailing with many tales of shipwrecks and loss of lives in the treacherous waters offshore. For this reason the French named it "Deadman's Island", or as it is known locally "Island of the Dead".

It is a town noted for its heroism and discovery. One of the first families who settled in the area in the early 1800s was the George Harvey family, well known for their heroic rescues.

Harvey Story

In 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".

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

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. Ann has also been recognized as the "Grace Darling of Newfoundland", an honor bestowed upon a heroine in each colony of the British Empire, after the heroic exploits of the daughter of a lighthouse keeper in England who at 22 years old rescued 9 people from the sinking steamship, Forfarshire, ten years after Ann had performed her first heroic deed.

Town Flag
Official Town Flag depicting Harvey Rescue

[Award from Provincial Commemorations Board]
[Ann Harvey Nomination Letter]
[Descendants of George & Jane Harvey]

Astrolabe Discoveries

On November 26, 1981, Wayne Mushrow discovered a very rare and working Portuguese mariner's astrolabe on a shipwreck near Isle aux Morts. Astrolabe depictionThe year "1628" and "Y. Dyas" are stamped on the astrolabe, indicating that it was likely made by known astrolabe maker Joas Dyas. Portuguese mariner's astrolabes are unique because they are graduated for zenith distance only.
[More about Astrolabes]

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History of Isle aux Morts
Isle Aux Morts has a rich maritime heritage of fishing and sailing with many tales of shipwrecks. For this reason the French named it "Deadman's Island". It is a town noted for its heroism and discovery. One of the first families who settled in the area in the early 1800s was the George Harvey family, well known for their heroic rescues. [More]

Posted: Feb 29, 2012 2:20 pm NFLD


Welcome to our new town website!
We hope this project will encourage residents, tourists and business associates to become more familiar with all the great qualities that our town and surrounding regions have to offer.

Posted: Feb 29, 2012 1:54 pm NFLD


Beautification of Our Community
Civic pride surrounding the appearance of our town, inspires greater population growth. It also triggers investment and jobs into our local economy. [Read Community Beautification Tips]

Posted: Feb 29, 2012 1:53 pm NFLD