The Wellington Channel (75°00′N 093°00′W / 75.000°N 93.000°WCoordinates: 75°00′N 093°00′W / 75.000°N 93.000°W) (not to be confused with Wellington Strait) is a natural waterway through the central Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It runs north/south, separating Cornwallis Island and Devon Island. In 1845 Sir John Franklin wintered at Beechey Island at its southeast end. In 1850 2 ships were caught in the ice. In the spring of 1851 it was explored by William Penny who went by sledge to the northwest tip of Devon Island. Edward Belcher explored it in 1852.
- ^ Glyn Williams,"Arctic Labyrinth",2009, page 293