Boatswain Bay


Boatswain Bay
Boatswain Bay is located in Quebec
Boatswain Bay
Boatswain Bay
LocationEastward from James Bay
Coordinates51°49′48″N 078°52′12″W / 51.83000°N 78.87000°W / 51.83000; -78.87000 (Boatswain Bay)Coordinates: 51°49′48″N 078°52′12″W / 51.83000°N 78.87000°W / 51.83000; -78.87000 (Boatswain Bay)
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area197 km2 (76 sq mi)

Boatswain Bay is an uninhabited waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It extends eastward from James Bay into the headland, a part of Quebec.


Characterized by salt marshes, brackish marshes, open sea, and inlet habitats, the bay stretches 197 km2 (76 sq mi), with an elevation ranging up to 5 m (16 ft) above sea level.


Boatswain Bay has been designated as a migratory bird sanctuary, a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU097), a Biodiversity Reserve, and a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Nunavut Migratory Bird Sanctuary Facts". Archived from the original on 2006-01-18. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
  2. ^ Fraser, Lauchlan H.; Paul A. Keddy (2005). The world's largest wetlands: ecology and conservation. Cambridge University Press. p. 136. ISBN 0-521-83404-X.