Photo taken from the Shingle Point fuel cache.
That is a long way north! Thanks for sharing this interesting radar photo.
Fantastic. I can see on the map there is a "road" going around this place, somehow (on google maps). Is it really a road, or what?
Seems they did a clean-up since then:
Clean up of contaminated sites by Parks Canada 1
Stokes Point, a long sandspit that curves elegantly into the Beaufort Sea, has provided safe harbour to Inuvialuit hunters for centuries. Travellers caught between the whaling grounds of Shingle Point to the east and Hershel Island to the west still escape gales by sheltering in the lee of the 3.5 kilometre spit, traditionally known as Iqpiqyuuq.
Three small, makeshift seasonal houses remain on the beach but in a landscape of flat coastal plain and rolling hills, it is the bright white domes of an unmanned short-range radar station that serve as navigational landmarks for families passing through in search of belugas, caribou and berries. Set on top of a moraine, they are the dominant feature on the low horizon.
The domes are the successors to a Distant Early Warning (DEW) military base called BAR-B that brought the realities of the Cold War to the Arctic in the 1950s. Today the radar installation is an anomaly in the tundra wilderness of Ivvavik National Park but it also marks the site of an ambitious contamination cleanup being mounted this summer by Parks Canada.
When I was last there, in spring 2007, there was still a road down to the coast, which I believe is/was used to move supplies from barges to the DEW site.
Hi Roomx and Mr. Barker!
I was stationed here in about 1982 and spent about a year on site. It was one of the best places to be while working on the Dewline. Brings back many a fond memory!
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Photo taken in Yukon, YT, Canada
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