Prince of Wales Island


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Prince of Wales Island

1. An island of central Nunavut, Canada, in the Arctic Archipelago between Victoria and Somerset Islands.
2. An island of extreme southeast Alaska in the Alexander Archipelago. It is the largest island in the group.

Prince of Wales Island

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1. (Placename) an island in N Canada, in Nunavut. Area: about 36 000 sq km (14 000 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an island in SE Alaska, the largest island in the Alexander Archipelago. Area: about 4000 sq km (1500 sq miles)
3. (Placename) an island in NE Australia, in N Queensland in the Torres Strait
4. (Placename) the former name (until about 1867) of the island of Penang

Prince′ of Wales′ Is′land


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1. the largest island in the Alexander Archipelago, in SE Alaska. 2231 sq. mi. (5778 sq. km).
2. an island in N Canada, in the Northwest Territories. 12,830 sq. mi. (33,230 sq. km).
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Sunnahae Hotel is situated on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska at the southern part of the Alaska Panhandle.
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These appeared like scattered small islands, when in fact they were headlands on Prince of Wales Island. One of Ross's officers, Leopold McClintock, later recounted (1857a:195) that it seemed any attempt to take a ship into this area "would not only fail, but lead to almost inevitable risk of destruction" because of the exceptionally heavy ice.
The MOU signing comes roughly a month after Secretary Perdues visit with Murkowski to Prince of Wales Island, which allowed him to see firsthand the challenges presented by a one-size-fits all Roadless Rule.
In 1975 a palaeontological expedition from Gottingen and Cologne universities (Germany) visited Arctic Canada (Langenstrassen & Schultze 1996) and inter alia collected agnathans and gnathostomes in Lower Devonian localities on the northern part of Prince of Wales Island (Fig.
Between 2010 and 2012, I radio-collared 154 neonatal deer on central Prince of Wales Island, the largest island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska (Fig.
Ucore Rare Metals reported that it has successfully separated each of the rare earth elements (REEs) from a pregnant leach solution of feedstock derived from the company's Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare earths project on Prince of Wales Island at the southern end of the Alaska panhandle.
Meanwhile, (http://www.universetoday.com/115200/how-to-safely-enjoy-the-october-23-partial-solar-eclipse/) Universe Today states the Nunavut Territory near Prince of Wales Island will see the maximum partial solar eclipse as moon covers 81 percent of the Sun at sunset.
The background to the songs is interesting --how they came about from simple ideas such as holidays with friends on Prince of Wales Island (Danville), relationships (Return to me) and friendships (Old men and the sea).
Special problems on Prince of Wales Island The people most interested in this project were a group of individuals and small mill owners on Prince of Wales Island.
"I'm very comfortable with and supportive of the way the Forest Service is approaching the transition," says Michael Kampnich, a former logger, cop and harbormaster who works for The Nature Conservancy on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.

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