The Mushrow Astrolabe

Seen Only In Port aux Basques, Nfld

A Rare Historical Find
Dated 1628- Recovered in 1981

The Mushrow Astrolabe

This rare and ancient astrolabe is named for its discoverer "Wayne Mushrow" who recovered it from a shipwreck on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Dated 1628, this exceptional find is in mint condition and is graduated for Zenith distance only. This indicates it is Portuguese. There are only twenty-one known sea Astrolabes in the world. Only four of these are Portuguese.

The Mushrow Astrolabe is the centerpiece of The Gulf Museum in Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada. This rare and significant find is on display during the summer months.

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