Hudson Bay

Hudson Bay (Inuktitut: Kangiqsualuk ilua, French: baie d'Hudson), sometimes (usually historically) called Hudson's Bay, is a large body of saltwater in northeastern Canada. It drains a very large area, about 3,861,400 square kilometres (1,490,900 sq mi), that includes parts of Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, most of Manitoba, southeastern Nunavut, as well as parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. The southern arm of Hudson Bay is called James Bay.

The Eastern Cree name for Hudson and James Bay is Wînipekw (Southern dialect) or Wînipâkw (Northern dialect), meaning muddy or brackish water. Lake Winnipeg is similarly named by the local Cree, as is the location for the City of Winnipeg.

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Coppermine Expedition Of 1819–1822 - England To Fort Enterprise
... sailed from Gravesend on 23 May 1819 on a Hudson's Bay Company supply ship, after three months of planning, and immediately hit a note of farce ... York Factory, the main port on the southwest coast of Hudson Bay, to begin the 1,700 mi (2,700 km) trek to the Great Slave Lake ... Much of the assistance which had been offered by the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company failed to materialise the companies had spent the ...
Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan - Clubs and Organizations
... Hudson Bay has a number of established groups whose mandates are to provide cultural and artistic opportunities for the residents of Hudson Bay and District ... The Hudson Bay Allied Arts Council is very active in bringing professional performing artists to the Community ... The forest, rivers and lakes surrounding Hudson Bay provide inspirations for the members of the Hudson Bay Art Club ...
Saskatchewan Highway 9
... Road to Adventure, because it takes you from Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, all the way south to Bismarck, North Dakota Highway 9 is about 593 km (368 mi.) long ... Highway 9 passes through Carlyle, Yorkton, Canora, Preeceville, and Hudson Bay ... Highway 9 is a gravel surfaced road from Hudson Bay north to the junction with Sk 55 ...
Basil H. Johnston - Bibliography
... Hudson Bay Watershed a photographic memoir of the Ojibway, Cree, and Oji-Cree ... Hudson Bay portraits native peoples of the Hudson Bay watershed ...
Sayisi Dene - Origin
... The Chipewyan's ancestral homeland stretched west from Hudson Bay, including the area that straddles northern Manitoba and the southern Northwest Territories, as well as northern Alberta ... Some lived near the port of Churchill, Manitoba, by Hudson Bay ... at Little Duck Lake when European traders arrived, calling the former Hudson's Bay Company trading post "Caribou Post" as it was close to the caribou ...

Famous quotes containing the words bay and/or hudson:

    Three miles long and two streets wide, the town curls around the bay ... a gaudy run with Mediterranean splashes of color, crowded steep-pitched roofs, fishing piers and fishing boats whose stench of mackerel and gasoline is as aphrodisiac to the sensuous nose as the clean bar-whisky smell of a nightclub where call girls congregate.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    He hung out of the window a long while looking up and down the street. The world’s second metropolis. In the brick houses and the dingy lamplight and the voices of a group of boys kidding and quarreling on the steps of a house opposite, in the regular firm tread of a policeman, he felt a marching like soldiers, like a sidewheeler going up the Hudson under the Palisades, like an election parade, through long streets towards something tall white full of colonnades and stately. Metropolis.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)