Moore Island
Moore Island
Moore Island
Moore Island
Moore Island
Geography
LocationHudson Bay
Coordinates56°20′N 79°33′W / 56.333°N 79.550°W / 56.333; -79.550 (Moore Island)Coordinates: 56°20′N 79°33′W / 56.333°N 79.550°W / 56.333; -79.550 (Moore Island)
ArchipelagoBelcher Islands
Arctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
TerritoryNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Moore Island[1] is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is a member of the Belcher Islands group in Hudson Bay. It lies in Churchill Sound between Kugong Island to its west and the Howard Peninsula of Flaherty Island to its east with the Inuit community of Sanikiluaq about 30 km (19 mi) northeast.

Other islands in the immediate vicinity include Ney Island and Renouf Island.[2]

It is named in honour of Elwood S. Moore, Professor of Geology at Pennsylvania State University,[3] and Fellow of the American Geographical Society.[4]

References

  1. ^ Moore Island
  2. ^ "Moore Island". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  3. ^ Christopher, Robert J.; Flaherty, Frances Hubbard; Flaherty, Robert Joseph (2005). Robert and Frances Flaherty: a documentary life, 1883-1922. McGill-Queen's Press. pp. 429. ISBN 0-7735-2876-8. moore.
  4. ^ Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 29. Geological Society of America (Digitized Oct 23, 2008 ed.). The Society. 1918. p. 128.CS1 maint: others (link)