Prince of Wales Island


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Prince of Wales Island,

c.12,800 sq mi (33,150 sq km), Nunavut Territory, Canada, between Victoria and Somerset islands. The low tundra-covered island has an irregular coastline and is deeply indented by Ommanney Bay and Browne Bay.

Prince of Wales Island,

2,231 sq mi (5,778 sq km), off SE Alaska; largest island of the Alexander Archipelago. The island is heavily forested, but has little arable land, no source of freshwater, and no available areas for ship docking. Many of the islanders left when the pearl-shell industry, once profitable, declined after the 1950s.

Prince of Wales Island

 

an island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, located northwest of Boothia Peninsula. Part of Canada’s Northwest Territories, Prince of Wales Island covers an area of 33,200 sq km. It is composed primarily of limestones and has elevations of up to 254 m. The island has tundra vegetation.

Prince of Wales Island

1. an island in N Canada, in Nunavut. Area: about 36 000 sq. km (14 000 sq. miles)
2. an island in SE Alaska, the largest island in the Alexander Archipelago. Area: about 4000 sq. km (1500 sq. miles)
3. an island in NE Australia, in N Queensland in the Torres Strait
4. the former name (until about 1867) of the island of Penang
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The formation was divided into lower and upper members on Prince of Wales Island (Miall 1970); the lower consisting of interbedded limestone, siltstone, sandstone and oligomict conglomerate is exposed only as a narrow band along the flank of the Boothia Uplift.
Originally from the Midwest (and after deciding he did not want to buy his father's turkey farm), Cole worked his way west with plans of becoming a taxidermist in Alaska before settling on Prince of Wales Island in 1987.
Hunting Sitka blacktails on Prince of Wales Island is like hunting ghosts.
Between 2010 and 2012, I radio-collared 154 neonatal deer on central Prince of Wales Island, the largest island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska (Fig.
Special problems on Prince of Wales Island The people most interested in this project were a group of individuals and small mill owners on Prince of Wales Island.
The contract has been signed for the sale of its Admiral Calder calcium carbonate quarry located on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.
Sam tells us about the horses roaming the island and a fishing trip with his father to Prince of Wales Island.
Alaska AlaskaOs newest designated state scenic byway is the Prince of Wales Island Road System.
One such village is the village of Old Kasaan (Photo 2), located on the east side of Prince of Wales Island in Skowl Arm, Southeast Alaska.
After a physician on Prince of Wales Island notified the state health department of an unusually high number of adult patients with pneumonia, an investigation identified 46 cases of adenovirus 14 from Sept.
On September 22, 2008, a physician on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, notified the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS) of an unusually high number of adult patients with recently diagnosed pneumonia (n = 10), including three persons who required hospitalization and one who died.

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