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Fort Ross, Nunavut

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Fort Ross is an abandoned former trading post on Somerset Island, in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. Founded in 1937, it was the last trading post to be established by the Hudson's Bay Company. It was operational for only eleven years, being abandoned in 1948, as severe ice conditions in the surrounding waters made the site hard to reach and economically unviable. Geography The post is situated at the eastern end of Bellot Strait, on a southeastern peninsula of Somerset Island, between Hazard Inlet and Brentford Bay. The site is close to the shore of the small Depot Bay, at an approximate elevation of above sea level. The nearest inhabited places are Taloyoak, to the south, Resolute, to the north, and Arctic Bay, to the northeast. The site is from Cambridge Bay, the regional centre, from Iqaluit, the territorial capital, and from Ottawa. History Fort Ross was established in 1937 by the Hudson's Bay Company. Its establishment was m
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