Roscoe River

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Roscoe River
Mouth Amundsen Gulf
69°39′51″N 120°57′27″W / 69.66417°N 120.95750°W / 69.66417; -120.95750 (Roscoe River (mouth))Coordinates: 69°39′51″N 120°57′27″W / 69.66417°N 120.95750°W / 69.66417; -120.95750 (Roscoe River (mouth))
Basin countries Canada
Mouth elevation Sea level

The Roscoe River is a waterway located above the Arctic Circle on the mainland of Northern Canada.

It originates at 68°41′55″N 120°12′35″W / 68.69861°N 120.20972°W / 68.69861; -120.20972 (Roscoe River (head)) in western Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, northwest of Bluenose Lake. The river passes through the Melville Hills and Tuktut Nogait National Park in the Northwest Territories, before emptying into Amundsen Gulf at its juncture with Dolphin and Union Strait, between Deas Thompson Point and Tysoe Point.


During the Stefánsson-Anderson Arctic expedition of 1908-1912, expedition party members found Inuit village ruins near the river.[1]

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  1. ^ Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (1914). The Stefánsson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum: Preliminary Ethnological Report (Digitized October 9, 2007 ed.). American Museum of Natural History. pp. 226, 305. OCLC 13626409.