Macormick Bay


Macormick Bay
Macormick Bay is located in Nunavut
Macormick Bay
Macormick Bay
LocationWellington Channel
Coordinates75°22′01″N 92°25′01″W / 75.367°N 92.417°W / 75.367; -92.417 (Macormick Bay)Coordinates: 75°22′01″N 92°25′01″W / 75.367°N 92.417°W / 75.367; -92.417 (Macormick Bay)
Basin countriesCanada

Macormick Bay (alternate: McCormick Bay)[1] is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It lies off the southwestern coast of Devon Island in the eastern high Arctic. Like Baring Bay to the north, it is an arm of Wellington Channel.

It is named in honor of Dr. Robert McCormick, a British Royal Navy surgeon, explorer and naturalist who searched nearby for the missing Sir John Franklin expedition.[2]


Macormick Bay's cliffs are characterized by Silurian limestone.[3]

Snowblind Bay on Cornwallis Island, to the west, has similar red strata beds.[4]


  1. ^ "Macormick bay". Retrieved 2009-06-10.
  2. ^ "Forlorn Hope". Fraser's Magazine. Longmans, Green, and Co. 49 (Digitized Nov 21, 2007): 633. 1854.
  3. ^ Canadian Pacific Railway Company (1941). "Agricultural and industrial progress in Canada". Digitized Oct 19, 2007. Dept. of Immigration and Colonization of the Canadian Pacific Railway. p. 140. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
  4. ^ Canada, Geological Survey of (1963). Memoir. Geological Survey of Canada (320 ed.). p. 125.