Aillik, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Aillik
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 55°11′N 59°13′W / 55.183°N 59.217°W / 55.183; -59.217
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Time zone Atlantic Time (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) Atlantic Daylight Time (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 709

Aillik is a settlement located north of Makkovik, Labrador. The first postmaster (est. 1952) was John Pilgrim. The community is named after the bay in which it is located. Aillik is an Inuit term meaning "a place having sleeves", so named because the bay is shaped with two branches at its head. There is also an island which takes its name from the bay.[1]

A Hudson's Bay Company trading post, also known as Eyelich, was established in 1840, with George Mackenzie as factor.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Place Names of Atlantic Canada. William Baillie Hamilton. University of Toronto Press: 1996

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Coordinates: 55°11′N 59°13′W / 55.183°N 59.217°W / 55.183; -59.217