North Star Bay

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North Star Bay (Danish: North Star Bugt, also called Thule Harbor or Bylot Sound[1]) is a bay in Wolstenholme Fjord, Greenland.

View of North Star Bay with Thule Air Base in foreground.

The bay was the site of a Cold War nuclear accident when a B-52 bomber carrying four thermonuclear bombs crashed, spreading contaminated material over the area. Thule Air Base is located at the edge of the bay.


  1. ^ Eriksson, Mats (April 2002). "On Weapons Plutonium in the Arctic Environment (Thule, Greenland)". Lund University. p. 11. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 

Coordinates: 76°33′41″N 68°49′39″W / 76.56139°N 68.82750°W / 76.56139; -68.82750