Pitsiulartok

Pitsiulartok
(Formerly "Fairway Island")
Islands near chesterfield inlet.jpg
Pitsiulartok (Formerly "Fairway Island") is located in Nunavut
Pitsiulartok (Formerly "Fairway Island")
Pitsiulartok
(Formerly "Fairway Island")
Pitsiulartok (Formerly "Fairway Island") is located in Canada
Pitsiulartok (Formerly "Fairway Island")
Pitsiulartok
(Formerly "Fairway Island")
Geography
LocationHudson Bay
Coordinates63°15′N 090°33′W / 63.250°N 90.550°W / 63.250; -90.550 (Pitsiulartok)Coordinates: 63°15′N 090°33′W / 63.250°N 90.550°W / 63.250; -90.550 (Pitsiulartok)
Administration
Canada
NunavutNunavut
RegionKivalliq
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Pitsiulartok or Pituilaktok (formerly Fairway Island)[1] is a small, uninhabited island located at 63°15'N, 90°33'W[2] in Hudson Bay, about 13 km[3] from the community of Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. The narrow island is about 3.5 km in length and barely 1 km wide at its widest point. Traditionally it was a walrus-hunting ground for the local Inuit,[2] and a landmark for southern whalers.[4] It is part of a loose chain of small islands running along the coast, including Sakpik Island and Promise Island.

The name "Pituilaktok" comes from the Inuktitut name for a local bird known in English as the black guillemot (cepphus grylle), "pitiula".[5]

References

  1. ^ "Renaming the North". explorenorth.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ a b COSEWIC COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF ENDANGERED WILDLIFE IN CANADA. "COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Atlantic Walrus Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus in Canada" (2006). Ottawa, ON. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Geographic features & Photographs around Chesterfield Inlet, in Nunavut, Canada". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  4. ^ Barr, William (2004). Red Serge and Polar Bear Pants: The Biography of Harry Stallworthy. University of Alberta. p. 59. ISBN 0-88864-433-7. Fairway Island +Chesterfield.
  5. ^ Arctic Institute of North America. "Eskimo Bird Names at Chesterfield Inlet and Baker Lake, Keewatin, Northwest Territories" (PDF). ucalgary.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15.


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