Liddon Island

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Liddon Island
Location Fury and Hecla Strait
Coordinates 69°45′N 83°05′W / 69.75°N 83.08°W / 69.75; -83.08 (Liddon Island)Coordinates: 69°45′N 83°05′W / 69.75°N 83.08°W / 69.75; -83.08 (Liddon Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Liddon Island is one of several irregularly shaped islands located in the Fury and Hecla Strait of Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region within the northern Canadian Arctic. It is north of the mainland's Melville Peninsula, south of Baffin Island's Sikosak Bay, west of Ormonde Island, and east of Amherst Island.

It was named in honour of Lt. Matthew Liddon, an officer who accompanied Sir William Edward Parry during his search for the Northwest Passage 1819–1820.[1] During that voyage, rock crystal, common iron glance, and red iron ore were discovered on the island.[2]


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