Cape Stallworthy

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Cape Stallworthy (originally Svartevaeg) is a peninsula in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located at the northern point of Axel Heiberg Island. Frederick Cook began his 1908 North Pole journey from the cape.[1] The cape is sometimes confused with Cape Thomas Hubbard on the opposite side of Eetookashoo Bay. Originally named Svartevaeg ("black wall") by Harald Sverdrup,[1] it was later renamed in honor of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Harry Stallworthy, an Arctic explorer.[2]

Cape Stallworthy is the location of an Environment Canada weather station, under the name Svartevaeg.[3]


  • Atlas of Canada
  1. ^ a b Kobalenko, Jerry (August 2010). The Horizontal Everest: Extreme Journeys on Ellesmere Island. BPS Books. pp. 60–. ISBN 978-1-926645-17-9. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Stallworthy, Harry, 1895-1976". University of Calgary. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Svartevaeg". Environment Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 4 September 2017.

Coordinates: 81°23′06″N 93°30′04″W / 81.385°N 93.501°W / 81.385; -93.501 (Cape Stallworthy)