Brevoort Island

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Brevoort Island
Brevoort Island is located in Nunavut
Brevoort Island

Location in Canada
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 63°30′N 64°20′W / 63.500°N 64.333°W / 63.500; -64.333 (Brevoort Island)Coordinates: 63°30′N 64°20′W / 63.500°N 64.333°W / 63.500; -64.333 (Brevoort Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 271 km2 (105 sq mi)
Country
Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Brevoort Island is a small, uninhabited island located in the Labrador Sea off the eastern coast of Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of northern Canada's territory of Nunavut. The island is a member of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and lies north of Cape Murchison, opposite the Cumberland Peninsula.

Geography[edit]

Brevoort Island, with an area of 271 km2 (105 sq mi), is 46 km (29 mi) in length, and 5–7 km (3.1–4.3 mi) in width. It has a hilly interior, mostly composed of granite.[1]

History[edit]

The island was the home of BAF-3, a Distant Early Warning Line and now a North Warning System site. It has a non-radar, rearward communications (relay) station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brevoort Island". oceandots.com. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Brevoort Island, Nunavut". lswilson.ca. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 

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