Piling Bay

Summary

Piling Bay
Piling Bay is located in Nunavut
Piling Bay
Piling Bay
LocationFoxe Basin
Coordinates68°53′N 074°47′W / 68.883°N 74.783°W / 68.883; -74.783 (Piling Bay)Coordinates: 68°53′N 074°47′W / 68.883°N 74.783°W / 68.883; -74.783 (Piling Bay)
Basin countriesCanada
SettlementsUninhabited

Piling Bay is an uninhabited waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located on the west central coast of Baffin Island. An arm of the Foxe Basin, it contains many small, unnamed islands. Foley Island and North Tweedsmuir Island lie outside the mouth of the bay to the south/southwest.

Nearby is Angaku'habvik, an Inuit initiation site for angakkuit, intellectual and spiritual figures in Inuit culture.

History

In 1911, the German ornithologist, Bernhard Hantzsch, explored the area of Piling Bay.[1]

References

  1. ^ Beals, Carlyle Smith (1968). Science, history and Hudson Bay. Vol. 1 (Digitized Feb 19, 2009 ed.). Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. p. 117.