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The geology of the Cumberland Sound region Baffin Island.

McGill University
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  • Geological Sciences.


The existence of Baffin Island has been known for many years, but, since the time of the last world conflict, when its strategic importance became evident, increasing interest has been shown in its history and development. In this, no easy pattern can be followed, because of the many factors influencing the settlement of the Island. Its geographical location made it a resting place for explorers, and provided harbours for whaling fleets of earlier years. Trading posts were placed by the Hudson' s Bay Company at accessible points along the coast, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has, in recent years, established stations at four localities.

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