Blacklead Island facts for kids
Whaling station on Blacklead Island, 1903
|Archipelago||Canadian Arctic Archipelago|
|Area||2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)|
|Coastline||7 km (4.3 mi)|
|Official name: Blacklead Island Whaling Station National Historic Site of Canada|
|Source: Atlas of Canada|
Blacklead Island is a Baffin Island offshore islet located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region. It lies in Cumberland Sound, northwest of Kikiktaluk Island, approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) from Harrison Point and 10 km (6.2 mi) from Niante Harbour.
The island had been used by the Inuit for whaling. Later used by Europeans, it was known as the Blacklead Island Whaling Station, and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1985. In 1894 the whaling station was purchased by Mr. C. Noble and offered to Edmund Peck as an Anglican mission.
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