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Baffin Island Tour
BAFFIN ISLAND TOUR (Northern Canada)
(Rebuilt from old images by Yoland in october 2016 - original documents from 2006, author unknown, copyright SPA 2016)

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Baffin Island  in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, is the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world. Its area is 507,451 km2 (195,928 sq mi) and its population is about 11,000 (2007 estimate). It is located 65.4215 N and 70.9654 W. Named after English explorer William Baffin, it is likely that the island was known to Pre-Columbian Norse explorers from Greenland and Iceland and that it was the location of Helluland, spoken of in the Icelandic sagas (the Grœnlendinga saga and the Saga of Erik the Red, Eirķks saga rauša).
baffin2The island has been continuously inhabited by Inuit peoples for thousands of years. In September 2008, Nunatsiaq News reported that a team led by Dr. Patricia Sutherland of the Canadian Museum of Civilization had found archaeological remains of yarn, Eurasian rats, tally sticks, a carved wooden Dorset culture face mask depicting Caucasian features, and possible architectural remains, which indicated that European traders and possibly settlers had been on Baffin Island not later than AD 1000.
"Old World contact" that may have been is unclear; the report states: "Dating of some yarn and other artifacts, presumed to be left by Vikings on Baffin Island, have produced an age that predates the Vikings by several hundred years. So you have to consider the possibility that as remote as it may seem, these finds may represent evidence of contact with Europeans prior to the Vikings' arrival in Greenland". Dr Sutherland's research eventually led to a 2012 announcement that whetstones had been found with remnants of alloys indicative of Viking presence. The archaeological site at Tanfield Valley is thought to have been a trading post, and thus Baffin Island would be Helluland.

In this tour you will transport Canadian Governement officials all around the territory for a visit to the Inuit tribe's Chiefs. I recommend the use of a rather fast twin props aircraft that would be the best choice to fly the somewhat long distance legs of a wonderful tour over vast wild territories (i.e. DHC6 Twin Otter). Enjoy !

From KMIA, KMSP or EGLL one can reach  Iqaluit (CYFB) with a fast long range business jet.
As for all OLDIES, flights, flight number = 9OLDIES

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