Cape Sabine

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For the cape in the United States, see Cape Sabine (Alaska).
Cape Sabine
Map showing the location of Cape Sabine
Map showing the location of Cape Sabine
Location Pim Island,
Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut,  Canada
Coordinates 78°43′55″N 74°6′0″W / 78.73194°N 74.10000°W / 78.73194; -74.10000Coordinates: 78°43′55″N 74°6′0″W / 78.73194°N 74.10000°W / 78.73194; -74.10000
Offshore water bodies Smith Sound
Area Arctic

Cape Sabine is a land point on Pim Island, off the eastern shores of the Johan Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, in the Smith Sound, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada.

History[edit]

This headland was the site of the winter camp of Adolphus Greely and the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition in 1883/84.[1]

This cape was named after Arctic explorer Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883).

Views[edit]

Pim Island. Photographed in 2005
Pim Island to the memory of dead men from the expedition of Adolphus Greely. Photographed in 2005

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guttridge, Leonard F. (2000-09-01). "Ghosts of Cape Sabine: the harrowing true story of the Greely expedition". Arctic Institute of North America of the University of Calgary. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 

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