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History in the making

Port Union’s name to fame is being North America’s only Union built town. Not much was open when... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Ottawa, Canada
An amazing historic site

The Factory, the workers houses and The Bungalow were fascinating places to visit. Make sure you... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
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67 Main Street, Port Union, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Port Union’s name to fame is being North America’s only Union built town. Not much was open when we visited as tours ended the end of August. The town was founded in 1916 where the union’s trading company, salt fish plant and electric company were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

The Factory, the workers houses and The Bungalow were fascinating places to visit. Make sure you take the guided tour inside The Factory and The Bungalow. It is an amazing place for anyone interested in the history of Newfoundland. Some people will simply be fascinated...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Very interesting historic town where one can learn all about William Coaker and his influence on the area . He created the first Fishermen's Union and provided employment through the production of a local newspaper.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Port Union has a lot going for it and a lot still to do in restoration. Drop in and soak up the atmosphere, architecture and history of a ‘union’ built town, the first in NA. The Newfoundland restoration workers will love a visit. Wing Commander...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, this union-built town is being restored one building at a time. Our B&B hostess, Shelley Blackmore, offered insights into the objectives of the local historical society working to bring the town back to life.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KVM55
Reviewed September 29, 2017

This is the only union built town in North America. Built by the union to protect fishermen from the grips of the company town philosophy, ie: charge an arm & a leg for everything, put it on a tab until payday, then deduct it from...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SylRickTraveler
Reviewed August 21, 2017

I walked from Captain Blackmore's where we were staying, on the advice of our hosts, the few minutes into the historic district of Port Union. The district is unique, and is being well-preserved. It is a fascinating glimpse into an unusual but important part of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank uphill2017
Reviewed August 5, 2017

I just wish we'd had more time to explore as this looked like a really interesting industrial site. We had a coffee in the main building and chatted to staff and quickly saw the inside as we went to the toilet. We then wandered down...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Julie P
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Port Union has a unique and important role in the history of NL. The town was founded through the efforts of William Coaker and the Fisherman's Protective Union. The FPU played a major role in breaking the grip over the merchants who controlled the price...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed July 31, 2016

I am interested in the history of cod fishing in NL and this town is an integral part of that history.

Date of experience: July 2016
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