Princess Marie Bay

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Princess Marie Bay
Location Nares Strait
Coordinates 79°20′N 076°00′W / 79.333°N 76.000°W / 79.333; -76.000 (Princess Marie Bay)Coordinates: 79°20′N 076°00′W / 79.333°N 76.000°W / 79.333; -76.000 (Princess Marie Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Princess Marie Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Nares Strait by eastern Ellesmere Island, and marks the southwestern edge of Cook Peninsula. It is also south of the Sven Hedin Glacier.


Its lowland habitat is characterized by wet sedge meadows.[1]


Robert Peary's 1898 exploration included this bay.[2]


  1. ^ Henry, G.; B. Freedman; J. Svoboda (March 1986). "Survey of Vegetated Areas and Muskox Populations in East-Central Ellesmere Island" (PDF). Arctic. 39 (1): 80. doi:10.14430/arctic2050. 
  2. ^ Ingersoll, Ernest (1920). "Conquest of the North — Story of Com. Peary’s Life". Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-11.