Blacklead Island

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Blacklead Island
Blacklead Island is located in Nunavut
Blacklead Island
Location in Nunavut
Geography
Location Cumberland Sound
Coordinates 64°58′59″N 066°12′00″W / 64.98306°N 66.20000°W / 64.98306; -66.20000 (Blacklead Island)Coordinates: 64°58′59″N 066°12′00″W / 64.98306°N 66.20000°W / 64.98306; -66.20000 (Blacklead Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Coastline 7 km (4.3 mi)
Administration
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information

Source: Atlas of Canada[1]

Official name Blacklead Island Whaling Station National Historic Site of Canada
Designated 1985

Blacklead Island[2] is a Baffin Island offshore islet located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region. It lies in Cumberland Sound, northwest of Kikiktaluk Island, approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) from Harrison Point and 10 km (6.2 mi) from Niante Harbour.

History[edit]

The island had been used by the Inuit for whaling. Later used by Europeans, it was known as the Blacklead Island Whaling Station, and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1985.[3][4][5] In 1894 the whaling station was purchased by Mr. C. Noble and offered to Edmund Peck as an Anglican mission. [6][7]

Inuit standing at outdoor religious service, c. 1919

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blacklead Island at the Atlas of Canada
  2. ^ "Blacklead Island". The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. bartleby.com. 2000. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  3. ^ Blacklead Island Whaling Station National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013 .
  4. ^ National Historic Sites of Canada System Plan
  5. ^ National Historic Sites of Canada System Plan map
  6. ^ Edmund Peck (Uqammaq), 1850-1924
  7. ^ The Life and Work of E. J. Peck Among the Eskimos by the Rev. Arthur Lewis, M.A.

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