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A Little Canadiana

Waskaganish, James Bay, Quebec

Story by UrtheCast Gallery December 11th, 2016

A piece of Canadian history lies at the mouth of the Rupert River, on the shore James Bay, at the southern end of Hudson Bay.

At the bottom of the first image below, is the small, historic Canadian town of Waskaganish, Quebec, previously known as Fort Rupert. It has a population of approximately 2,200 people, and once served as one of three original outposts of the Hudson’s Bay Company, which is not only the oldest corporation in North America, but also an emblematic staple of Canadiana.

The entire image, shown above, is bisected by the province of Quebec to the right and Ontario to the left.


Imagery captured from Theia, UrtheCast's 5m-spatial-resolution camera aboard the International Space Station.

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