Melville Bay

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An Inuit hunting boat in southern Melville Bay. Late morning fog and icebergs in the background.
Location of Melville Bay − shaded area to the northwest of Greenland

Melville Bay (Greenlandic: Qimusseriarsuaq), is a large bay off the coast of northwestern Greenland. Located to the north of the Upernavik Archipelago, it opens to the south-west into Baffin Bay. Its Kalaallisut name, Qimusseriarsuaq, means "the great dog sledding place".[1]

Coordinates: 75°45′N 61°00′W / 75.750°N 61.000°W / 75.750; -61.000


  1. ^ "Melville Bay". Danish Polar Center. Retrieved 2008-05-29. [dead link]

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