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.
According to expedition plans, a supply ship, the Neptune, was scheduled to reach Fort Conger during the summer of 1882; however, after failing to get through the Kennedy Channel, it cached only a small part of its precious cargo and headed back south.
3 square kilometre rock in the Kennedy Channel between Canada and Greenland.