Beare Sound

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Beare Sound
Coordinates 62°31′N 065°14′W / 62.517°N 65.233°W / 62.517; -65.233 (Beare Sound)Coordinates: 62°31′N 065°14′W / 62.517°N 65.233°W / 62.517; -65.233 (Beare Sound)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements uninhabited

Beare Sound (variant: Beares Sound)[1] is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in eastern Frobisher Bay off the southern tip of Baffin Island's Blunt Peninsula.

Martin Frobisher named the sound after James Beare, principal surveyor of the 1577/78 Frobisher expedition.[2]


  1. ^ Brown, George Williams (1966). Dictionary of Canadian biography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-8020-3142-0. 
  2. ^ Shaw, N.; Greenfield, H.; Bates, H.W. (1843). The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. London: J. Murray. pp. 12, 16. OCLC 21468267.