Moore Island

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Moore Island
Location Hudson Bay
Coordinates 56°20′N 79°33′W / 56.33°N 79.55°W / 56.33; -79.55 (Moore Island)Coordinates: 56°20′N 79°33′W / 56.33°N 79.55°W / 56.33; -79.55 (Moore Island)
Archipelago Belcher Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Moore Island is an uninhabited island in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is a member of the Belcher Islands group in Hudson Bay. It lies in Churchill Sound between Kugong Island to its west and the Howard Peninsula of Flaherty Island to its east.

Other islands in the immediate vicinity include Ney Island and Renouf Island.[1]

It is named in honor of Elwood S. Moore, Professor of Geology at Pennsylvania State University,[2] and Fellow of the American Geographical Society.[3]

There are three more Moore Islands within Nunavut.


  1. ^ "Moore Island". Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ Christopher, Robert J.; Flaherty, Frances Hubbard; Flaherty, Robert Joseph (2005). Robert and Frances Flaherty: a documentary life, 1883-1922. McGill-Queen's Press. p. 429. ISBN 0-7735-2876-8. 
  3. ^ Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 29. Geological Society of America (Digitized Oct 23, 2008 ed.). The Society. 1918. p. 128. 

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