Frobisher Bay


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Frobisher Bay,

arm of the Atlantic Ocean, 150 mi (240 km) long and from 20 to 40 mi (32–64 km) wide, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Cutting deeply into SE Baffin Island, it has steep, deeply indented shores and numerous islets. On its southwest side the Grinnell and Southeast icecaps rise to c.3,000 ft (910 m), extending tongues into the bay. At its head is IqaluitIqaluit
, town (1996 pop. 4,220), Nunavut Territory, Canada, at the NE head of Frobisher Bay on S Baffin Island. Capital of Nunavut since the territory's creation in 1999, it is a communications and transportation center for the eastern Arctic.
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, the capital of Nunavut. The bay was explored (1576) by Sir Martin FrobisherFrobisher, Sir Martin
, 1535?–1594, English mariner. He went to sea as a boy, and spent much of his youth in the African trade. He later gained the friendship of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, through whom he became interested in the Northwest Passage.
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; until 1860 it was believed to be a strait separating Baffin Island from another island.

Frobisher Bay

1. an inlet of the Atlantic in NE Canada, in the SE coast of Baffin Island
2. the former name of Iqaluit
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Since 1951, sessions have been held in communities as diverse as Ottawa, Inuvik, Frobisher Bay, Fort Smith, Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet, and Norman Wells in school gymnasiums, banquet halls, and hotel board rooms.
While anchored off a small island in Frobisher Bay, Martin Frobisher's men found ore they were sure was gold.
In January 2004, Watt-Cloutier sent me an e-mail from Baffin Island: Frobisher Bay had just frozen over for the season at a record late date.
By focusing the program on the eastern Arctic or more specifically on the two eastern Arctic communities of Frobisher Bay (Iqaluit) and Baker Lake, the federal government attempted to centralize the local population in specific target communities, as well as to create a community hierarchy system that was based on the establishment of the two regional centres.
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In 1979, he was elected bishop suffragan (assistant) of the Arctic and lived for a time in Iqaluit, then called Frobisher Bay, now the capital of Nunavut.
In Iqaluit (pronounced "Eehalooeet"), a warm, desiccating westerly wind raises whitecaps on nearby Frobisher Bay and rustles carpets of purple saxifrage flowers as people emerge from their overheated houses (which have been built to absorb every scrap of passive solar energy) with ice cubes wrapped in hand towels.
In other areas, ranks of walk-up apartments march along the high ridges above Frobisher Bay.
She navigated and charted Bellott Strait for the first time, discovered a deep channel into Frobisher Bay and surveyed and erected beacons around Foxe Basin making the area safe for navigation.
When they got off they combed Frobisher Bay to find Crystal Two, the second radio station.