Foley Island

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Foley Island
Foley Island, Nunavut.
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 68°30′N 75°00′W / 68.500°N 75.000°W / 68.500; -75.000 (Foley island)Coordinates: 68°30′N 75°00′W / 68.500°N 75.000°W / 68.500; -75.000 (Foley island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 637 km2 (246 sq mi)
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Foley Island is a low-lying Canadian arctic island located in Nunavut, Canada. It is along the southern coast of Baffin Island in the Foxe Basin and measures 637 km2 (246 sq mi) in area.[1]

The first written recording of the island's existence was in 1948, as were neighboring Prince Charles Island and Air Force Island, by a Royal Canadian Air Force crew member, Albert-Ernest Tomkinson, navigating an Avro Lancaster.


  1. ^ "Foley Island". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2008-10-20.