Thursday, March 3, 2011

Winter Harbor on Melville Island NWT Canada - William Perry 1819, J.E. Bernier 1909, GREY GOOSE 2011?

Geological Survey of Canada
Canadian Landscapes Photo Collection
Northwest Territories
Melville Island, Western Queen Elizabeth Islands
Parry's Rock, Winter Harbour, Melville Island, Northwest Territories.
This 4-metre high block of sandstone (Hecla Bay Formation) is a glacial erratic brought by the ice shelf that pushed up onto Melville Island about 10 000 years ago. The block is named Parry's Rock because it is inscribed by Lieutenant W.E. Parry who led the first recorded voyage (1819) into the Arctic Islands. It also bears a plaque unveiled by Captain J.E. Bernier, by which Canada took possession of the Arctic Archipelago in 1909.
Latitude: 74.669
Longitude: -110.749
Physiographic Region: Arctic Lowlands (Lowlands)
Photographer: Unknown

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