Nuvujen Island

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Nuvujen Island
LocationCumberland Sound
Coordinates65°27′N 66°50′W / 65.450°N 66.833°W / 65.450; -66.833Coordinates: 65°27′N 66°50′W / 65.450°N 66.833°W / 65.450; -66.833
ArchipelagoCanadian Arctic Archipelago

Nuvujen Island is an uninhabited Baffin Island offshore island located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (the capes)[1] in Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region. It lies on the western shore of Cumberland Sound, between Brown Inlet to the northwest and Robert Peel Inlet to the southeast. Aupaluktut Island lies to its south.


In the mid 19th century, approximately 100 Inuit lived on the island according to the journal kept by Mrs. Margaret Penny while she voyaged with her husband, Captain William Penny, aboard the whaler Lady Franklin in this region in 1857/58.[2] The island became an established whaling base at the time.[3] According to Hodge, the Talirpingmiut population dropped to 26 by 1883.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hodge, Frederick Webb (2006). Handbook of American Indians V2: North of Mexico Part One. Kessinger Publishing. p. 100. ISBN 1-4286-4557-8.
  2. ^ Ross, William Gillies; Penny, Margaret; Penny, William (1997). This Distant and Unsurveyed Country: A Woman's Winter at Baffin Island, 1857-1858. McGill-Queen's Press. p. 180. ISBN 0-7735-1674-3.
  3. ^ Ross, pp. 67, 214

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