King William Island


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King William Island

An island of central Nunavut, Canada, in the Arctic Archipelago between the Boothia Peninsula and Victoria Island.
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At King William Island, in the Admiralties, Kwaque had made, in the parlance of the South Pacific, a pier-head jump.
King William Island, which was the only land he had ever trod, was his yard-stick by which he measured all other islands.
As for King William Island, the Makambo, on the former run of the Cockspur, stopped there every ten weeks; but the direst threat Daughtry ever held over him was the putting ashore of him at the place where the two active young men still mourned their pig.
Suppose 'm you no fetch 'm close up, me make 'm you go ashore 'n' walk about along King William Island."
The Erebus was found in Victoria Strait in 2014, while the Terror was located under 24 meters (80 feet) of water two years later in what is now known as Terror Bay, off King William Island, Nunavut.
Dease and Simpson landed on the southwest coast of King William Island, believing it was part of Boothia, and built a large cairn at Cape Herschel (Simpson, 1843:371-380).
On September 18, 2016, Parks Canadas Underwater Archaeology Team confirmed the identity of the wreck of HMS Terror, discovered off the shores of King William Island in Nunavut.
The Arctic Research Foundation said the ship was located in 78ft of water in Terror Bay at King William Island and is a "perfect time capsule".
It was 11 meters (yards) below the surface, near King William Island, about 1,200 miles northwest of Toronto.
They stumbled across the remains on a small island in Wellington Strait, just to the east of King William Island, Canada.
Over the next 10 hours we landed in Gjoa Haven on King William Island, Pelly Bay, and finally Taloyoak on the Boothia Peninsula, where I talked with many locals about polar bears, Arctic char, and endless winters.