Boothia Peninsula


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Boothia Peninsula

(bo͞o`thēə), 12,483 sq mi (32,331 sq km), Nunavut Territory, Canada; the northernmost (71°58'N) tip of the North American mainland. It is almost an island, being connected with the mainland only by the narrow Isthmus of Boothia. Topographically and in climate it is like the islands of the Arctic ArchipelagoArctic Archipelago
, group of more than 50 large islands, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, N Canada, in the Arctic Ocean. The southernmost members of the group include Baffin (the archipelago's largest island), Victoria, Banks, Prince of Wales, and Somerset islands; N of
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. A narrow strait separates it in the north from Somerset Island. To the east the Gulf of Boothia separates it from Baffin Island. It is virtually uninhabited except for a few hundred settlers at Spence Bay and Thom Bay. The peninsula was discovered and explored (1829–33) by John RossRoss, Sir John,
1777–1856, British arctic explorer and rear admiral. In 1818 he went in search of the Northwest Passage but turned back after exploring Baffin Bay.
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, the British explorer, and named for a patron of the expedition, Sir Felix Booth. Near the southwest end the expedition of Sir John FranklinFranklin, Sir John,
1786–1847, British explorer in N Canada whose disappearance caused a widespread search of the Arctic. Entering the navy in 1801, he fought in the battle of Trafalgar.
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, the British explorer, ended in tragedy. Roald AmundsenAmundsen, Roald
(Roald Engelbregt Grauning Amundsen) , 1872–1928, Norwegian polar explorer; the first person to reach the South Pole. He served (1897–99) as first mate on the Belgica
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, a Norwegian, explored the peninsula in 1903–5.

Boothia Peninsula

a peninsula of N Canada: the northernmost part of the mainland of North America, lying west of the Gulf of Boothia, an arm of the Arctic Ocean
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The portion of the route over northern Canada and the Boothia Peninsula is the most difficult because of icing issues, so further studies are continuing in those areas, Pfeffer says.
British explorer Sir John Ross, visiting an Eskimo encampment on Boothia Peninsula, Jan.
After a trip of around 500 nautical miles, Mr Mee reached the Inuit settlement of Talyoak on the Boothia peninsula in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Sanagak Project is located on the Boothia Peninsula, approximately 70 km north of the community of Taloyoak, Nunavut and is comprised of over one million acres of Prospecting Permits.
Two centuries later, in 1829, Sir John Ross began his voyage to discover the Northwest Passage, but he experienced difficulties as his ship became trapped in ice near the northwest coast of Boothia Peninsula.
1 million acres of prospecting permits located on the Boothia Peninsula, northwest of the community of Taloyoak, Nunavut.
also holds the rights to 21 additional prospecting permits north of the Committee Bay project on the Boothia Peninsula and on Baffin Island totaling 1,350,185 acres.