Beacon Island (Cumberland Sound, Nunavut)

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For the Beacon Island lying in Hudson Strait, see Beacon Island (Hudson Strait, Nunavut).
Beacon Island
Beacon Island (Cumberland Sound, Nunavut) is located in Nunavut
Beacon Island (Cumberland Sound, Nunavut)
Location in Nunavut
Location Cumberland Sound
Coordinates 66°05′24″N 065°55′48″W / 66.09000°N 65.93000°W / 66.09000; -65.93000 (Beacon Island)Coordinates: 66°05′24″N 065°55′48″W / 66.09000°N 65.93000°W / 66.09000; -65.93000 (Beacon Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Beacon Island is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It lies in the Cumberland Sound, at the mouth of the Pangnirtung Fiord, near Upajjana Island off Baffin Island's Cumberland Peninsula. Akulagok Island, Aupaluktok Island, Imigen Island, Kekerten Island, Kekertukdjuak Island, Tesseralik Island, Tuapait Island, and Ugpitimik Island are in the vicinity.[1]

Three other Beacon Islands exist in Nunavut:

  • One in Hudson Strait, in the Nascopie Reefs, east of Dorset Island
  • One in North Bay, Baffin Island, south of Anguttuaq Island
  • One in Ungava Bay, off Cape Naujaat, on the west side of the mouth of the George River


  1. ^ "Beacon Island". Retrieved 2009-06-22. 

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