Rowley Island, Nunavut
DEWLINE HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION
- FOX-1 on ROWLEY ISLAND, Canada, is situated on a flat plateau on the summit of the island at an altitude of 180 feet above sea level. this Auxilliary Radar Station occupies 3821 acres. The naturally poor drainage of the island is indicated by the numerous shallow, irregularly shaped lakes. The low shore generally slopes into broad tidal flats along most coastal sections.
- Annual precipitation, including snowfall, is approximately 7 inches, being heaviest in July and August and least in February. Snowfall is greatest in October and November and averages about 38 inches a year. Absolute minimum and maximum temperatures are minus 48 and plus 65 degrees Fahrenheit respectively
- A rounr trip potable water haul of 4 miles is maintained summer and winter.
Satellite Image (high level)
Satellite Image (close-up)
Site Plaque courtesy Jim Hartwell
Launching houseboat made of oil drums courtesy John higenbottam
Site Photo 1966 courtesy Dale Brown
Checking on the ice - waiting for theSealift Aug 1966. courtesy Dale Brown