Rosse Bay

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Rosse Bay
Location Nares Strait
Coordinates 78°40′N 74°34′W / 78.66°N 74.57°W / 78.66; -74.57 (Rosse Bay)Coordinates: 78°40′N 74°34′W / 78.66°N 74.57°W / 78.66; -74.57 (Rosse Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Rosse Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Nares Strait between Pim Island and Ellesmere Island's Johan Peninsula. The bay is also connected to Rice Strait.


Physical characteristics include a gravel and sand moraine ridge on its southwestern shore.[1] There are also tidewater glaciers. The main dischanrge of Lefferts Glacier is into Rosse Bay.[2]


  1. ^ Harington, C. R. (2003). Annotated bibliography of Quaternary vertebrates of northern North America: with radiocarbon dates. Canadian Museum of Nature. University of Toronto Press. p. 35. ISBN 0-8020-4817-X. 
  2. ^ Greely, Adolphus Washington (1886). Three years of Arctic service: an account of the Lady Franklin bay expedition of 1881-84, and the attainment of the farthest north. 2 (Digitized Nov 6, 2008 ed.). C. Scribner's sons. p. 153.