Cocked Hat Island

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Cocked Hat Island
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 78°47′N 074°34′W / 78.783°N 74.567°W / 78.783; -74.567 (Cocked Hat Island)Coordinates: 78°47′N 074°34′W / 78.783°N 74.567°W / 78.783; -74.567 (Cocked Hat Island)
Archipelago Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Country
Canada
Territory  Nunavut
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Cocked Hat Island, located off the eastern coast of Ellesmere Island, is a part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. The island is located within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and is a part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands.

Cocked Hat Island, shaped like a cocked hat, is located 6 km (3.7 mi) north northwest from Pim Island.

History[edit]

Adolphus Greely's Lady Franklin Bay Expedition tried to land on Cocked Hat Island in 1883 after spending two months moving southward from their Fort Conger site. Because of ice and wind, they were pushed to Cape Sabine 6 km (3.7 mi) further south on nearby Pim Island.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Geoffrey. "Cocked Hat Ventures, LLC". cocked-hat.com. Archived from the original on 2007-11-04. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 

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