That's how the saying goes in Canada's second most northern community Resolute Bay. The town of approximately 260 people rests on the south coast of Cornwallis Island, just to the west of Devon Island, where FMARS is located. It takes its names from the ship HMS Resolute, which was stranded in the ice here in 1854. Later, an American whaling ship found the Resolute adrift near Baffin Island and towed it back to Queen Victoria in England. She then had a desk fashioned from the ship's timbers and gave it to President Hayes in 1880, and to this day most US Presidents have used that desk in the Oval Office or their private study.
Today, Resolute is a jumping-off point for expeditions to the north pole, and it harbors a Canadian government scientific research station called the Polar Continental Shelf Program. It boasts one school and one co-op store. The Inuit people here are called Qausuittuq, and they make their living supporting various expeditions, airport operations, construction projects, hunting, and fishing. The name of the settlement in their language Inuktitut is Qausuittuq, which means “the place with no dawn.”