Kennedy Channel


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Kennedy Channel

 

a passage between the islands of Elles-mere (Canadian Arctic Archipelago) and Greenland, connecting Baffin Bay and Lincoln Sea. Length, approximately 148 km; width, 23–55 km; depth, 150–300 m. The shores are high and steep, and there is a constant southwestern current with a speed of 20 cm per sec. The channel is jammed with drifting ice throughout the year. It was named after the English seaman W. Kennedy.

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During the British Arctic Expedition, Sir George Nares had brought his two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, through the Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel to northern Ellesmere Island and the edge of the Polar Basin.
Denmark and Canada are apparently ready to initiate talks to end a flag war over the ownership of Hans Island, a barren 1.3 square kilometre rock in the Kennedy Channel between Canada and Greenland.
Kennedy a passing grade on emotional soundness, claiming Kennedy channeled his passions and managed to "prevent them from confounding his official responsibilities." Yet Greenstein fails to show that Kennedy was any less reckless than Clinton in exercising his passions.