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Gjoa Haven is a village of 1,200 or so inhabitants at N 68 38 W 95 51 on the southeast corner of King William Island, around 155 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It's Inuit name is Uqsuqtuuq; the Gjoa Haven name was given by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen when he spent two years there from 1903 to 1905 during his exploration of the northwest passage from east to west. His boat was called Gjoa and the cove was named Gjoa Harbour, in Norwegian. The village has been added in this scenery with approximately the right shape; though the coastline with Ultimate Terrain does have the small cove that serves as a harbor the coast shape is wrong. The airfield runway is 4,400 feet of gravel 100 feet wide at 154 feet above sea level. There is no LL100 available, only JetA1, delivered once a year by ship along with all the other requirements of the town. There is also a nearby CAM-B remotely operated defence radar station with its three protective domes. The old terminal building is still there, albeit repainted and spruced up, along with the far larger and newer one alongside it.
One of the screen shots shows Gjoa Haven as it appears for at least 8 months of the year, with snow on the ground and sea ice all around. If you want the ice then download my recent post of All Canada frozen lakes, rivers, and the northern seas, reversible with an untick in the FS scenery library.
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