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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Shortly after that first hunt together, Jesse jumped at an opportunity for a job transfer from Ketchikan to Prince of Wales Island (POW), which is notorious for big black bears.
Browne (1851:75) considered that "this channel is rarely, if ever, sufficiently open for the purposes of navigation." At the same time, on the other side of Prince of Wales Island, Sherard Osborn covered part of the eastern shore of M'Clintock Channel and reached a similar conclusion.
The cyathaspid described here was collected from the Drake Bay Formation (Mayr 1978), at Smith Bay on the western coast of Prince of Wales Island, in 1975 (Langenstrassen & Schultze 1996; Fig.
Prince of Wales Island is known to support the highest density of nesting Bald Eagles ever recorded, with average distances between neighboring nests of 3.1 km (Anthony 2001).
In late 2008 and early 2009, fuel prices on Prince of Wales Island averaged from $3.15 to $3.58 per gal for fuel oil and from $2.34 to $2.37 per gal for propane (Petersen 2010).
said that it agreed to sell its Admiral Calder calcium carbonate quarry on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska to Columbia River Carbonates for a total purchase price of $2.5 million in an all-cash transaction.
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. Sam and his sister Leah have a lot fun on the island, including catching some big fish which contribute to that night's family meal.
Alaska AlaskaOs newest designated state scenic byway is the Prince of Wales Island Road System.
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.
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.

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