Moose Factory Island

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Moose Factory Island
Moose Factory Centennial Park.JPG
Moose Factory Centennial Park
Coordinates51°15′45″N 80°36′00″W / 51.26250°N 80.60000°W / 51.26250; -80.60000Coordinates: 51°15′45″N 80°36′00″W / 51.26250°N 80.60000°W / 51.26250; -80.60000
Area5.25 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Length4.1 km (2.55 mi)
Width1.4 km (0.87 mi)
Coastline9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Highest elevation5.5 m (18 ft)
Largest settlementMoose Factory

Moose Factory Island is an island in the Moose River, Ontario, Canada, about 16 kilometres (10 mi) from its mouth at James Bay. It is adjacent to the community of Moosonee across the Moose River, from which it is accessible by water taxi. The island is home to the community of Moose Factory. This town is associated with the entire island, but politically, the island is divided into two entities:[1]

Moose Factory Island is part of the poorly drained, sparsely forested Hudson Bay Lowlands. It is flat and made up of marine clay, underlain by sedimentary rocks, mainly limestone, dolomite and shale. Being situated close to James Bay, Moose Factory Island is affected by the Arctic tides which rise and fall twice daily, varying as much as 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) from high to low tide.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wakenagun Community Futures Development Corporation - Moose Factory Community Profile Archived 2012-03-16 at the Wayback Machine.