Eglinton Island

Eglinton Island an uninhabited island of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Eglinton is one of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. Located at 75°48'N 118°30'W, it measures 1,541 km2 (595 sq mi) in size, 73 kilometres (45 mi) long and 44 kilometres (27 mi) wide in measurements. It lies on the north side of the M'Clure Strait, just south of the much larger Prince Patrick Island and is uninhabited with no known human activity.

Eglinton Island
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Closeup of Eglinton Island
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Eglinton Island, Northwest Territories
Eglinton Island is located in Northwest Territories
Eglinton Island
Eglinton Island
Location in the Northwest Territories
Eglinton Island is located in Canada
Eglinton Island
Eglinton Island
Location in Canada
Geography
LocationNorthern Canada
Coordinates75°46′N 118°27′W / 75.767°N 118.450°W / 75.767; -118.450 (Eglinton Island)Coordinates: 75°46′N 118°27′W / 75.767°N 118.450°W / 75.767; -118.450 (Eglinton Island)
ArchipelagoQueen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area1,541 km2 (595 sq mi)
Length73 km (45.4 mi)
Width44 km (27.3 mi)
Administration
Canada
TerritoryNorthwest Territories
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

The first European sighting of Eglinton Island was in 1853 by George Mecham, and explored by him and Francis Leopold McClintock in the spring of that year.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ M'Dougall, George F. (1857). The eventful voyage of H.M. discovery ship "Resolute" to the Arctic regions, in search of Sir John Franklin and the missing crews of H.M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror," 1852, 1853, 1854. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. p. 452. The Eventful Voyages of HMS Resolute.

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