Nelson River

Nelson River
River, north-central Manitoba, Canada.

Flowing out of northern Lake Winnipeg into Hudson Bay, it is 400 mi (644 km) long. It was discovered in 1612 by the English explorer Thomas Button, and a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company was established there с 1670. Fur traders used the river as an inland route. The Hudson Bay Railway now follows most of the river's course.

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      river in northern Manitoba, Can. (Canada), that begins by draining Lake Winnipeg, flows northward, and ends by discharging into Hudson Bay near York Factory. Its 400-mile (644-km) course is the ultimate outlet for a basin of 444,000 square miles (1,150,000 square km). Together with the Bow and North and South Saskatchewan rivers, it forms a somewhat difficult to navigate, 1,600-mile (2,575-km) waterway extending as far west as the Canadian Rockies. It was discovered in 1612 by the English explorer Sir Thomas Button (Button, Sir Thomas), who named it after his sailing master. The Hudson Bay Railway, a branch of the Canadian National Railway, now follows most of the river's course. Power for the nickel-mining operations at Thompson on the Burntwood River, a major tributary, is generated from Kelsey Dam, which lies on the Nelson about 150 miles (240 km) downstream from Lake Winnipeg. Another hydropower installation is at Kettle Rapids farther downstream.

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