Lawson Island

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Lawson Island
Lawson Island is located in Nunavut
Lawson Island
Lawson Island
Location in Nunavut
Location Confluence of Hudson Strait and the Labrador Sea
Coordinates 60°37′N 64°40′W / 60.617°N 64.667°W / 60.617; -64.667 (Lawson Island)Coordinates: 60°37′N 64°40′W / 60.617°N 64.667°W / 60.617; -64.667 (Lawson Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Coastline 31 km (19.3 mi)
Highest elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Highest point Button Hill
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited
Ethnic groups Inuit
Source: Lawson Island at Atlas of Canada

Lawson Island is one of the many uninhabited Canadian arctic islands in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It is located at the confluence of Hudson Strait and the Labrador Sea.

The island, a member of the Button Islands, is situated in the northeast part of the grouping, south-southwest of Lacy Island. It is the largest of the Button Islands. Other islands in the immediate vicinity include Holdridge Island, King Island, Leading Island, MacColl Island, and Observation Island.[1]

Lawson Island's summit, Button Hill, rises to 255 m (837 ft) on its eastern side. Minto Anchorage is on the island's southwestern side and provides good anchorage in 36.6 m (120 ft) gravel and clay.[2]


  1. ^ "Lawson Island". Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Sector13.HudsonStrait" (PDF). National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-17.