The southern arm of Hudson Bay, in east-central Canada between northeast Ontario and western Quebec.
(place) Arm of Hudson Bay, extending south into NE Ontario & NW Quebec: c. 275 mi (443 km) long.
James-bay Sentence Examples
Of the nine provinces of Canada only two have no coast line on salt water, the western prairie provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan; but Manitoba and Ontario have a seaboard only on Hudson Bay and its southern extension James Bay respectively, and there is no probability that the shallow harbours of the latter bay will ever be of much importance for shipping, though Churchill Harbour on the west side of Hudson Bay may become an important grain port.
From this a canoe route over small rivers and lakes leads to the Lake-of-the-Woods, which lies between Ontario, Minnesota and Manitoba; and English and Albany rivers with various lakes carry the boundary to James Bay.
The first fur traders headed straight for James Bay in 1671.