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East Pen Island

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East Pen Island
Location Hudson Bay
Coordinates 56°45′N 088°40′W / 56.750°N 88.667°W / 56.750; -88.667 (East Pen Island)Coordinates: 56°45′N 088°40′W / 56.750°N 88.667°W / 56.750; -88.667 (East Pen Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Highest elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Kivalliq
Population Uninhabited

East Pen Island is one of several uninhabited Canadian arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada located within southwestern Hudson Bay. It is part of the Pen Islands, though West Pen Island is more properly termed a spit, rather than an island. East Pen Island is situated off the shore of Ontario, a few kilometers southeast of Manitoba.[1] The closest community is Fort Severn, Ontario.


East Pen is classified as an IBA site, protecting Hudsonian godwits, red knots, black scoters, snow geese, and common eiders.[2]


  1. ^ Sutherland, Donald A. (Winter 2005). "Science and Information Newsletter" (PDF). 10 (1). 4. 
  2. ^ "Pen Islands Hudson Bay, Ontario". Retrieved 2009-04-20.