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Made in Moose Factory

Updated: March 1, 2007, 3:14 PM ET
By Gare Joyce | ESPN The Magazine

It feels like the end of the earth.

In reality, it's Moose Factory, Ontario, a dot of a town on a 1,300-acre island near the mouth of the Moose River. To the north are James Bay, Hudson Bay and ... the Arctic. To get there from Toronto, it's best to fly commercial to Timmins, take a small plane to Moosonee and then your choice: helicopter or -- in the winter -- drive across the river.

Drive it is, by snowmobile. Upon your arrival at 8 a.m., five days before Christmas, the sun is crawling ...

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