RCAF Station Moisie came online in 1953 as an early warning radar station, and was renamed CFS Moisie in 1967. The station was decommissioned between 1987 and 1988. It was placed on a peninsula located east of Sept-Iles on the north shore of the St Lawrence. From the vintage pictures, I'm sure the sand beaches were appreciated by those who served at Moisie in the summer, but I would think the winters would have been rather harsh from the high snow banks.
At the time that I'm writing this post, it seems that Bing has the best satellite imagery of Moisie
Google Maps shows a slightly older picture, at a poorer resolution
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|The older 1984 Topographic maps show the locations of DND property|
|The newer online topo map doesn't have as much detail, but I have circled the operations and GATR sites|
As far as I can tell the domestic portion of the base is still standing, some of the auxiliary building are still there, but the main operations site was demolished in the 1980s. I'll need to research further, but I believe the base has been sold to the closest First Nations tribe - or perhaps it was part of a larger settlement. I'm not sure of any details.
I'm still curious as to how Senneterre and Moisie's operations buildings changed from the 1950s to the 1960s. Clearly from the below photos the site started with three radomes atop three buildings, but over time grew to six buildings (which would have had Radomes at one time) with two radomes in 1982.
|Aerial photo RCAF Station Moisie - 8 May 1956 - Courtesy ADC Museum|
|Fire Hall at RCAF Station Moisie - June 1957 - Courtesy Brian Sutcliffe|
|Aerial photo RCAF Station Moisie - February 1962 - Courtesy ADC Museum|
|Ice on the shores and the Operations site in the background - April 1962 - Courtesy ADC Museum.|
|Aerial photo of RCAF Station Moisie - August 1962 - Courtesy ADC Museum|
|CFS Moisie viewed from a CF SAR Helo - May 1982 - Courtesy Roger Bird|
|Site Plan for RCAF Station Moisie|