Edgell Island

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Edgell Island
Edgell Island is located in Canada
Edgell Island
Location in Canada
Geography
Location Hudson Strait
Coordinates 61°50′N 65°00′W / 61.833°N 65.000°W / 61.833; -65.000 (Edgell Island)Coordinates: 61°50′N 65°00′W / 61.833°N 65.000°W / 61.833; -65.000 (Edgell Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 287 km2 (111 sq mi)
Highest point 254 m (833 ft)
Country
Territory  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Edgell Island is one of Baffin Island's small offshore islands, located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. It lies in Hudson Strait, near the entrance into Frobisher Bay. Graves Strait, about 16 mi (26 km) long and 7 mi (11 km) wide, separates it from Resolution Island. Edgell Island has an area of 287 km2 (111 sq mi) and a perimeter of 148 km (92 mi).[1] Black Bluff is a headland at the north end and is the only named feature on the island.[2]

The island is named after Capt. Edgell who is also notable for his 1801 survey of Pacquet’s Harbour, Newfoundland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edgell Island". oceandots.com. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Sector13.HudsonStrait". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. pollux.nss.nima.mil. p. 9. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Capt. Edgell, R.N.". canfoh.org. Retrieved 2008-04-13.