Dexterity Island
Dexterity Island is located in Nunavut
Dexterity Island
Dexterity Island
Dexterity Island is located in Canada
Dexterity Island
Dexterity Island
Geography
LocationBaffin Bay
Coordinates71°37′12″N 072°46′48″W / 71.62000°N 72.78000°W / 71.62000; -72.78000 (Dexterity Island)Coordinates: 71°37′12″N 072°46′48″W / 71.62000°N 72.78000°W / 71.62000; -72.78000 (Dexterity Island)
ArchipelagoCanadian Arctic Archipelago
Area135 km2 (52 sq mi)[1]
Administration
TerritoryNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Dexterity Island is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Baffin Bay off the northeastern coast of Baffin Island. Adams Island is 19.3 km (12.0 mi) to the south, while Bergesen Island is 17.2 km (10.7 mi) to the west, across Isbjorn Strait.[2]

History

An Inuit settlement existed on Dexterity Island, but left before the arrival of the Hudson's Bay Company. The group camped on the landward side in the winter and the eastern side in the summer.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Other Arctic Islands". Atlas of Canada. Archived from the original on 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  2. ^ "Dexterity Island". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  3. ^ Wenzel, George. "Clyde Inuit Settlement and Community: From before Boas to Centralization". jhu.edu. Retrieved 2009-03-08.