Sandwich Bay Story Maps

During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, many Europeans came to Sandwich Bay to work on British fishing and trading stations, such as Cartwright and Co., Pinson and Noble Co., Hunt and Henley Co. and the HBC. These people were almost exclusively unmarried men, many who married Inuit women. These unions eventually gave rise to the current Sandwich Bay community, whose distinct identity is very much rooted in their unique past.

These pages are dedicated to Sandwich Bay's history and traditional culture in a series of three interactive maps. The first of these maps, Local Place Names of Sandwich Bay, contains the place names used by local people instead of the names found on conventional charts. By clicking on the highlighted place names you can listen to or read about the story behind that particular name. The second map, Traditional Settlements of Sandwich Bay, displays the traditional winter and summer settlements around the Bay. To learn about traditional ways of life click on one of the various pictures found on the map. The final map, Sandwich Bay Story Map, contains assorted stories of different areas of the Bay. The information in these maps was gathered from ten Sandwich Bay residents during the summer of 2010.

Laura Kelvin, 2012

Click on any map or its title to view an interactive version of the full map.)

Local Place Names
Traditional Settlements
Story Map