Irene Bay

Summary

Irene Bay
Irene Bay is located in Nunavut
Irene Bay
Irene Bay
LocationEureka Sound
Coordinates79°04′N 81°42′W / 79.067°N 81.700°W / 79.067; -81.700 (Irene Bay)Coordinates: 79°04′N 81°42′W / 79.067°N 81.700°W / 79.067; -81.700 (Irene Bay)
Basin countriesCanada
SettlementsUninhabited

Irene Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region. Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Eureka Sound by western Ellesmere Island.

Geography

The Sverdrup Pass, a 68 mi (109 km) long travel route across the island, extends from Irene Bay to Flagler Bay.[1]

Flora

In the late 1980s, several sites of fossilized tree stumps and branches were found on its northern shore, an area now characterized by Arctic willow shrubs.[2]

References

  1. ^ McCullough, Karen Margrethe (1989). The Ruin Islanders: Thule culture pioneers in the Eastern High Arctic. Archaeological Survey of Canada (Digitized Sep 24, 2008 ed.). Canadian Museum of Civilization. p. 17. ISBN 0-660-10793-7.
  2. ^ Thurston, T.; Raillard, M.; Svoboda, J. (Winter 1989). "New fossil forest site at Irene Bay, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T." ucalgary.ca. Retrieved 2009-06-11.