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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Iqaluit sits at the head of Koojesse Inlet (63.7[degrees] N, 68.5[degrees]W) in the northwest corner of Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island (Fig.
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.
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While anchored off a small island in Frobisher Bay, Martin Frobisher's men found ore they were sure was gold.
It is the largest community in the region, located on the south coast of Baffin Island at the head of Frobisher Bay. In 2006, the Census reported the population of Iqaluit to be 6,184 (58% Inuit and 41% non-aboriginal), a growth of 18% from 2001.
The Queen, Princes Philip and Charles and Princess Anne braved freezing temperatures during a visit to Frobisher Bay in Canada's Northwest Territory.
For example, in the first book, Matt and Emily discover what tundra and umiaks are, and discuss the fact that Iqaluit used to be called Frobisher Bay. These educational tidbits are nicely worked into the story and do not seem intentionally instructive.
They lived in Grise Fiord, then in Frobisher Bay, with Roger teaching school in each community.
Why, for instance, did he only write about Pangnirtung and Frobisher Bay, with no mention of Southampton Island and Sugluk where he also served?
In her spacious house overlooking Frobisher Bay, she serves visitors some of the best Arctic char sushi on the planet, along with an urgent message: "Protect the Arctic and you will save the planet.
I put together programs in places like Frobisher Bay, now Iqualuit, where, for the first time, I stood on muskeg and later, at Resolute, marveled at the snow still sitting on the low sand hills in the middle of summer.