Skene Bay

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Skene Bay
Location Viscount Melville Sound
Coordinates 75°00′N 107°50′W / 75°N 107.83°W / 75; -107.83 (Skene Bay)Coordinates: 75°00′N 107°50′W / 75°N 107.83°W / 75; -107.83 (Skene Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Skene Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. Located off southern Melville Island, the bay is an arm of Viscount Melville Sound.

It is named after Lieut. Edward Monte Skene who served on Arctic expeditions with Sir John Ross in 1818, and with Sir William Edward Parry in 1819.[1][2]


  1. ^ Taylor, Isaac (1898). Names and their histories: a handbook of historical geography and topographical nomenclature (2 ed.). Rivingtons. p. 260. 
  2. ^ Tait, William; Christian Isobel Johnstone (1849). Digitized Oct 16, 2007, ed. Tait's Edinburgh magazine. 16. W. Tait. p. 549.