Augustus Island

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For the Island in Western Australia, see Augustus Island (Western Australia).
Augustus Island
Augustus Island is located in Canada
Augustus Island
Location in Canada
Geography
Location Frobisher Bay
Coordinates 63°34′48″N 067°40′48″W / 63.58000°N 67.68000°W / 63.58000; -67.68000 (Augustus Island)Coordinates: 63°34′48″N 067°40′48″W / 63.58000°N 67.68000°W / 63.58000; -67.68000 (Augustus Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Country
Canada
Territory  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Augustus Island is one of the many uninhabited Canadian Arctic islands in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It is a Baffin Island offshore island located in inner Frobisher Bay. The island lies at the head of Ward Inlet, between Becher Peninsula and Hall Peninsula. Bruce Island is located at the mouth of the inlet. Other islands in the immediate vicinity include Algerine Island, Frobisher's Farthest, McBride Island, and Pichit Island.[1]

The island was named by American Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Augustus Island". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. ^ Stenton, Douglas (August 1, 1997). "Who was Sylvia Grinnell?". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved 2009-07-14.