Bernard Harbour

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Survey party transporting an umiak using a sled on Bernard Harbour in 1915

Bernard Harbour (Inuit: Nulahugiuq) [1] is a bay on the mainland of Nunavut, Canada. It is situated on Dolphin and Union Strait, southwest of Sutton Island.

At one time, it was the site of a Hudson's Bay Company trading post. It is also a former Distant Early Warning Line (PIN-C) and current North Warning System site. [2]

The harbour is well sheltered and can accommodate ships up to 6.1 m (20 ft) in draught. [3]

The butterfly Colias johanseni is found in the area. [4]

The Hudson's Bay Company vessel Aklavik over-wintered at Bernard Harbour, in 1930, where she sank. [5] She was refloated and repaired.

The closest inhabited community is Kugluktuk, about 100 km (62 mi) south of Bernard Harbour.

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References

  1. Issenman, Betty. Sinews of Survival: The living legacy of Inuit clothing. UBC Press, 1997. pp252-254
  2. The DEW LINE Sites in Canada, Alaska & Greenland
  3. Canada. Dept. of the Interior. Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch, Lachan Taylor Burwash (1931). Canada's western Arctic: Report on investigations in 1925-26, 1928-29, and 1930 (Digitized May 30, 2007 ed.). F.A. Acland. p. 13.
  4. Layberry, Ross A.; Peter W. Hall; J. Donald Lafontaine (1998). The butterflies of Canada. Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Series. University of Toronto Press. p. 108. ISBN   0-8020-7881-8.
  5. "Scotty Gall". Kitikmeot Heritage. Archived from the original on 2004-07-21. Retrieved 2017-04-29. Gall returned to the HBC briefly in 1930 or 1931 after the Aklavik was frozen in and sank at Bernard Harbour. He went in and got the Aklavik back afloat and working.

Coordinates: 68°46′N114°42′W / 68.767°N 114.700°W / 68.767; -114.700 (Bernard Harbour) [1]


  1. "Bernard Harbour". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.