Whaling Industry in Eastern Arctic National Historic Event

Baffin, Unorganized, Nunavut
Address : Kekerten, Baffin, Unorganized, Nunavut

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1983-11-18

Other Name(s):
  • Whaling Industry in Eastern Arctic  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 1983-040, 1984-054, 2009CED-SDC-033

Importance: Provided whale oil and baleen to the European and American markets, 1820-1910; first brought many Inuit into regular contact with whites