Port Union Registered Heritage District

Port Union, NL

Registered Heritage District


Port Union Registered Heritage District includes the original townsite of the community of Port Union and its upriver hydroelectric generating plant, and is at present day contained within the Municipality of Trinity Bay North. The townsite portion of the district is a compact area in the hilly terrain alongside Catalina Harbour. It contains wharves and larger commercial buildings nearest the waterfront, with housing, a church and a cemetery further inland. The district’s boundaries are the harbour, Reid Road and Coaker Drive; it includes the enclave of Fishermen’s Protective Union rental houses above Coaker Drive. The district also includes the hydroelectric power station approximately one-and-a-half kilometers west on Catalina River, and the station’s associated penstock, flume take, canal, dam and reservoir.

Statement of Significance

Location and History


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