Murray Maxwell Bay

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Murray Maxwell Bay
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 70°00′N 080°00′W / 70.000°N 80.000°W / 70.000; -80.000 (Murray Maxwell Bay)Coordinates: 70°00′N 080°00′W / 70.000°N 80.000°W / 70.000; -80.000 (Murray Maxwell Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Murray Maxwell Bay (formerly: Murray Maxwell Inlet; Inuktitut: Tasiujaq)[1] is an uninhabited waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Foxe Basin, north of Baffin Island's Siorarsuk Peninsula. Jens Munk Island lies at the opening of the bay.

Before the bay was fully explored, it was named "Murray Maxwell Inlet", in honor of Captain Sir Murray Maxwell, by Lieutenant Henry Parkyns Hoppner who observed the waterway while sailing with Sir William Edward Parry on his second Arctic voyage of 1821.[2]


The area is frequented by bowhead whales.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hay, Keith (March 2000). "Final Report of the Inuit Bowhead Knowledge Study" (PDF). p. 29. Archived from the original on March 24, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  2. ^ Parry, William Edward (1828). Journals of the first, second and third voyages for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. London: Oxford University. p. 252. ISBN 0-665-40396-8.