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Ross Fort

Fort Ross

An abandoned former trading post

Information about Fort Ross

Fort Ross is an abandoned former trading post on Somerset Island. First established in 1937 by the Hudson's Bay Company, it was only operational to 1948, as severe ice conditions in the surrounding waters made the site hard to reach and economically unviable.

It is interesting to visit a Hudson’s Bay Company hut and to contemplate the location. It is situated at the eastern end of Bellot Strait on a south-eastern peninsula of Somerset Island, a key location in the northwest Passage. Also good for a rage of high arctic species.

Pictures of Fort Ross

Ross Fort
Inuit child and dog

Highlights Close to Fort Ross

Animals in Fort Ross

Our trips to Fort Ross

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