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Gibson Bay

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Gibson Bay

Gibson Bay
Location Foxe Basin
River sources Kommanik River
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Gibson Bay is an arm of the Foxe Basin in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located on the northern coast of Foxe Peninsula, in western Baffin Island. The closest community is Cape Dorset, situated 123 km (76 mi) to the south,[1] while Nuwata, a former settlement, is situated to the west. It is fed by the Kommanik River whose headwaters are at Kavivan Lake, 5 mi (8.0 km) to the southeast.[2] Within the bay, there is a small island chain.[3]


  1. ^ "Gibson Bay". travelingluck: Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ Dodd, G. J.; G. P. Benson; D. T. Watts (1976). Arctic pilot 3. Great Britain. Hydrographic Dept, (Digitized Apr 3, 2009 ed.). Hydrographer of the Navy. p. 263. 
  3. ^ Publications 77 (Digitized May 5, 2009 ed.). United States. Hydrographic Office. 1946. p. 434. 

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