Beacon Island (Hudson Strait, Nunavut)

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For the Beacon Island lying in Cumberland Sound, see Beacon Island (Cumberland Sound, Nunavut).
Beacon Island
Beacon Island is located in Nunavut
Beacon Island
Beacon Island
Location in Nunavut
Location Hudson Strait
Coordinates 62°40′59″N 069°43′00″W / 62.68306°N 69.71667°W / 62.68306; -69.71667 (Beacon Island)Coordinates: 62°40′59″N 069°43′00″W / 62.68306°N 69.71667°W / 62.68306; -69.71667 (Beacon Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Source: Beacon Island at Atlas of Canada

Beacon Island is an uninhabited island located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It lies in the Nascopie Reefs, just east of Dorset Island, itself a Baffin Island offshore island in Hudson Strait. The closest community is Kimmirut, 20.9 km (13.0 mi) away.[1]

Other islands in the immediate vicinity include: Lavoie Island, Wishart Island, Nuvursirpaaraaluk Island, Lee Island, Forder Island, Poodlatee Island, Uugalautiit Island, Black Bluff Island, Aulassivik Island, Ijjurittiak Island, Ivisaat Island, Glasgow Island, Juet Island, and High Bluff Island.

Three other Beacon Islands exist in Nunavut:

  • One in Cumberland Sound
  • 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 2009-08-01. 

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