Inuit to run Arctic cruise line

An Inuit-owned company in northern Quebec is getting into the cruise line business this summer. Its 66-passenger ice-class ship will set sail with its first group of tourists on July 10 from Kuujjuaq, on the Koksoak River near the south end of Ungava Bay. The 85-metre Ushuaia, a leased American-built ship, will make eight week-long cruises this year to communities in Baffin Island and Nunavik, the vast Inuit territory in northern Quebec.