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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Sometimes caribou from Qamani'tuaq were also said to be coming from the east on the mainland, or even from the northeast across from Kingailaq (Boothia Peninsula) (WKSP, 2013a).
One morning in August 1999, on the west coast of Boothia Peninsula in the high Arctic, three men prepared to set out from a rough camp to honour the explorer John Rae.
While travelling on the Boothia Peninsula, an explorer named John Rae met some Inuit.
When James Ross became the first person to reach the North Magnetic Pole in 1831, it lay in the strait that now bears his name, just off the coast of Canada's Boothia Peninsula. Since then, it has moved north by more than I 0[degrees], and it now lies to the west of Ellesmere Island.
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.
He found his compass pointing straight down, on the western shore of Boothia Peninsula, at 70.85 degrees North Latitude and 96.77 degrees West Longitude.
John Dease, and Jane French, probably a Mohawk from Kahnawake, who along with Thomas Simpson, explored the mainland coast from Franklin's Return Reef west to Point Barrow in 1837, and from Franklin's Point Turnagain east to Boothia Peninsula in 1838-39.
purchased the Stein diamond property that is describes as four nearby prospecting permits, covering 105,637 hectares on the Boothia Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada.
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. The ship actually stayed there for four years.
The first, Operation Prince of Wales, covered Boothia Peninsula north of Spence Bay (now Taloyoak) and Somerset, Prince of Wales, and King William Islands.
Christie and Thorsteinsson (1970), and Somerset Island and northern Boothia Peninsula with A.D.