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M'Clintock Channel


M'Clintock Channel

M'Clintock Channel (also spelled McClintock Channel) is located in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. The channel, an arm of the Arctic Ocean, divides Victoria Island from Prince of Wales Island. This channel is named after Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, in Irish explorer in the British Royal Navy, famous for his Canadian Arctic explorations. The channel is 170 miles (274 km) long, and between 65 to 130 mi (105 to 209 km) wide, making it one of the largest channels in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

Coordinates: 72°00′N 102°00′W / 72.000°N 102.000°W / 72.000; -102.000 (M'Clintock Channel)

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