Peary Bay

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Peary Bay
Location Nares Strait
Coordinates 79°13′59″N 75°49′59″W / 79.23306°N 75.83306°W / 79.23306; -75.83306 (Peary Bay)Coordinates: 79°13′59″N 75°49′59″W / 79.23306°N 75.83306°W / 79.23306; -75.83306 (Peary Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Peary Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Nares Strait by eastern Ellesmere Island between the Cook Peninsula and the Bache Peninsula.

It was named in honor of the American explorer Robert Peary by Norwegian oceanographer and meteorologist Harald Sverdrup.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hobbs, William Herbert (1936). Peary (Digitized Aug 26, 2008 ed.). Macmillan. p. 206.