Rice Strait


Rice Strait is a narrow waterway between Ellesmere Island's eastern coast and Pim Island in northern Canada's territory of Nunavut. It connects Rosse Bay on the south with Buchanan Bay to the north.[1]

The strait is named after Sergeant George W. Rice (born 29 June 1855 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia), who was the photographer on Adolphus Greely's ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, and also a correspondent with the New York Herald. He was the only Canadian on this United States Army Signal Corps sponsored expedition to the Arctic. Rice died on 9 April 1884, before the expedition's rescue.[2][3]


  1. ^ Dieck, Herman Dieck (1885). The Marvellous Wonders of the Polar World. Philadelphia: Thompson National Pub. Co. pp. 521. OCLC 6878914. cocked-hat rice's strait.
  2. ^ The Photographic news. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. 1858. pp. 639. OCLC 15044524. arctic photographer greely rice.
  3. ^ Buel, James William (1884). The world's wonders as seen by the great tropical and polar explorers : being an encyclopedia of exploration, discovery and adventure in all parts of the world ... St. Louis: Historical Pub. Co. pp. 584. OCLC 3569895. George W. Rice Nova Scotia.

Coordinates: 78°43′N 074°43′W / 78.717°N 74.717°W / 78.717; -74.717 (Rice Strait)