Batty Bay

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Batty Bay
Map indicating Batty Bay, Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada.png
Batty Bay, Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Location Prince Regent Inlet
Coordinates 73°13′59″N 91°25′0″W / 73.23306°N 91.41667°W / 73.23306; -91.41667 (Batty Bay)Coordinates: 73°13′59″N 91°25′0″W / 73.23306°N 91.41667°W / 73.23306; -91.41667 (Batty Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 10 km (6.2 mi)
Settlements Uninhabited

Batty Bay is a narrow bay in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is an arm of Prince Regent Inlet on the eastern side of Somerset Island.

History[edit]

It was an area frequented by Arctic explorers such as Sir John Franklin[1] and Captain John Ross[2] who left his boats here in 1832. William Kennedy (explorer) wintered here in 1852.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simmonds, Peter Lund (1853). Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions: A Narrative, Showing the Progress of British Enterprise for the Discovery of the North-west Passage During the Nineteenth Century: with Notices of All the Expeditions Sent in Search of the Missing Vessels Under Captain Sir John Franklin (Digitized Oct 19, 2007 ed.). G. Routledge & Co. p. 114.
  2. ^ "Letter from Captain Ross, 1833 Ross's Expedition, 1829". arcticwebsite.com. Retrieved 2009-05-07.