Gateshead Island

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Gateshead Island
Location M'Clintock Channel
Coordinates 70°35′59″N 100°25′59″W / 70.59972°N 100.43306°W / 70.59972; -100.43306 (Gateshead Island)Coordinates: 70°35′59″N 100°25′59″W / 70.59972°N 100.43306°W / 70.59972; -100.43306 (Gateshead Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 220 km2 (85 sq mi)
Territory Nunavut
Population Uninhabited

Gateshead Island is an island located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. Located in M'Clintock Channel, the area of Gateshead Island is around 220 km2 (85 sq mi).[1] It is an important polar bear denning area.[2]

This is a different Gateshead Island than the one visited by Richard Collinson, commanding HMS Enterprise, while searching for John Franklin.[3]


  1. ^ Gateshead Island at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
  2. ^ Polar Bear Denning Area at Gateshead Island, Northwest Territories
  3. ^ Barr, William (2007-06-01). "Chapter 13. Results and Reactions, Then and Later". Arctic Hell-Ship: The Voyage of HMS Enterprise 1850-1855. The University of Alberta Press. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-88864-472-5. 

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