Koksoak

Koksoak

 

a river in Canada, on the Labrador peninsula. Formed by the confluence of the Larch and Kaniapiskau rivers, the Koksoak flows through tundra and empties into Ungava Bay in the Hudson Strait. It measures approximately 1,000 km long (from the Kaniapiskau) and drains an area of 135,000 sq km. The river system has many lakes and waterfalls. The Koksoak is fed by snow; there is high water in the spring. The mean annual flow rate is approximately 2,000 eu m/sec.

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In Windflower (1970), for example, a novel inspired by Roy's brief tour of an Inuit village not far from Ungava Bay in the Far North of Quebec, an Eskimo woman named Elsa Kumachuk sits beside the Koksoak River and ponders, in terms remote from the teachings of her Anglican church (and from the teachings of Roy's own Catholic church) what her life signifies:
on the Koksoak River near the south end of Ungava Bay, passengers will then begin the Arctic experience.