The Municipality of Chesterfield Inlet is on the west coast Hudson Bay in Nunavut, near the Manitoba border. Chester’s history dates back mid-1800’s and was once the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Ltd. est. 1911 main supply centre for other posts in the area during early fur-pelt trade industry.
The early whaling era of the American, and Scottish whalers sailed the coast of Hudson Bay in turn of the twentieth century, and first post of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police was est. 1903 in Cape Fullerton, to the beginning of the first Roman Catholic Mission est. 1912, and the Lamson and Hubbard Fur Trading Company post est. 1920, to the Grey Nun’s of Nicolet – Quebec of the Ste. Therese’s Hospital est. 1930’s.
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