Franklin Strait

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Prince of Wales Island with Franklin Strait to the southeast, Canada.

The Franklin Strait is an Arctic waterway in Northern Canada's territory of Nunavut. It is located between southeastern Prince of Wales Island and the Boothia Peninsula.[1]

Named after British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), that perished in these waters on his lost expedition.


  1. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary. Retrieved 2008-07-06.

Coordinates: 71°30′N 096°30′W / 71.500°N 96.500°W / 71.500; -96.500 (Franklin Strait)