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Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador

Last modified: 2005-07-16 by phil nelson
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researched by Nicolas Deprez

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Rigolet is in the Nunatsiavut land settlement area:


Rigolet was established in 1735 as a trading post. It has a population of 315 inhabitants and is located on Hamilton Inlet, which is at the entrance to Lake Melville. Economic Activity and Potential Lake Melville is a fresh water lake and freezes over in winter, closing the port of Goose Bay to navigation. Rigolet, on the other hand, is on salt water and is accessible just about year-round. Because Rigolet has an abundance of land and water reserves and is in a southern location, it has outstanding development potential as a year-round shipping port. Recently, infrastructure has been added to support this purpose.

Phil Nelson, 14 June 2005