Edgell Island

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Edgell Island
Edgell Island is located in Canada
Edgell Island
Edgell Island
Location Davis Strait
Coordinates 61°50′N 65°00′W / 61.833°N 65.000°W / 61.833; -65.000 (Edgell Island)Coordinates: 61°50′N 65°00′W / 61.833°N 65.000°W / 61.833; -65.000 (Edgell Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 287 km2 (111 sq mi)
Highest point 254 m (833 ft)
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Edgell Island is one of Baffin Island's small offshore islands, located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. It lies in Davis Strait, near the entrance into Frobisher Bay. Graves Strait, about 16 mi (26 km) long and 7 mi (11 km) wide, separates it from Resolution Island. Edgell Island has an area of 287 km2 (111 sq mi) and a perimeter of 148 km (92 mi).[1] Black Bluff is a headland at the north end and is the only named feature on the island.[2]

The island is named after Capt. Edgell who is also notable for his 1801 survey of Pacquet, Newfoundland and Labrador.[3]


  1. ^ "Edgell Island". oceandots.com. Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Sector13.HudsonStrait" (PDF). National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. pollux.nss.nima.mil. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Capt. Edgell, R.N." canfoh.org. Retrieved 2008-04-13.