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.
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". 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]
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]
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Town of Isle aux Morts
11 Legallais Street
P.O. Box 110, NL A0M 1J0