Dexterity Island

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Dexterity Island
Dexterity Island is located in Canada
Dexterity Island
Dexterity Island
Location Baffin Bay
Coordinates 71°37′12″N 072°46′48″W / 71.62000°N 72.78000°W / 71.62000; -72.78000 (Dexterity Island)Coordinates: 71°37′12″N 072°46′48″W / 71.62000°N 72.78000°W / 71.62000; -72.78000 (Dexterity Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 135 km2 (52 sq mi)[1]
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Dexterity Island is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Baffin Bay off the northeastern coast of Baffin Island. Adams Island is 19.3 km (12.0 mi) to the south, while Bergesen Island is 17.2 km (10.7 mi) to the west, across Isbjorn Strait.[2]


An Inuit settlement existed on Dexterity Island, but left before the arrival of the Hudson's Bay Company. The group camped on the landward side in the winter and the eastern side in the summer.[3]


  1. ^ "Other Arctic Islands". Atlas of Canada. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Dexterity Island". Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  3. ^ Wenzel, George. "Clyde Inuit Settlement and Community: From before Boas to Centralization". Retrieved 2009-03-08. 

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