National Geographic : 1938 Aug
()Koyal Canadian Air Pforce TOYLIKE HOUSES OF COPPERMINE HUDDLE IN A FRIENDLY CLUSTER ON THE SHORESOF CORONATION GULF Sir Hubert Wilkins made his first base at this tiny village, just west of the mouth of the Coppermine River. Largedeposits ofcopper areinthevicinity. Here, about 90 miles north of the Arctic Circle, are a Hudson's Bay Company post, barracks of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, apost office and Government radio station, church missions, and about a half dozen Eskimo houses. From this isolated Canadian settlement, the search expeditionmade three northward flights, totaling about 5,000 miles, over Victoria Island, Banks Island, Prince Patrick Island, and the Arctic Ocean, reaching, on the second trip, latitude 82°north.