Dobbin Bay


Dobbin Bay
Dobbin Bay is located in Nunavut
Dobbin Bay
Dobbin Bay
LocationNares Strait
Coordinates79°40′01″N 73°00′00″W / 79.667°N 73.000°W / 79.667; -73.000 (Dobbin Bay)Coordinates: 79°40′01″N 73°00′00″W / 79.667°N 73.000°W / 79.667; -73.000 (Dobbin Bay)
Basin countriesCanada

Dobbin Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Nares Strait by eastern Ellesmere Island, south of the Darling Peninsula.


HMS Alert in Dobbin Bay, 1875

During the British Arctic Expedition of 1875 under George Nares, ancient cairns were found on Washington Irving Island, located in the mouth of the bay.[1]

The area was also explored by Adolphus Washington Greely during his expedition of 1881–1884.[2]


  1. ^ McCullough, K.; Schledermann, P. (Oct 1999). "Mystery cairns of Washington Irving Island". Polar Record. 35 (195): 289–298. doi:10.1017/s0032247400015643.
  2. ^ Greely, Adolphus Washington (1886). Three years of Arctic service: an account of the Lady Franklin bay expedition of 1881-84, and the attainment of the farthest north. 2 (Digitized Nov 6, 2008 ed.). C. Scribner's sons. p. 104. ISBN 0-665-08089-1.