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OAS seaname Detail for Hudson Strait

seanames_id:70
Seaname:Hudson Strait
Sea code:16A
Definition:The limits of the Hudson Strait, situated between the northern coast of Quebec and the southern coast of Baffin Island, and linking the Northwestern Passages and the Hudson Bay with the Davis Strait, are the following: On the North: The southern coast of Baffin Island, from Lloyd Point (64 Degrees 26 Minutes N - 78 Degrees 02 Minutes W) southeastward to East Bluff Cape (61 Degrees 52 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 65 Degrees 57 Minutes 30 Seconds W). On the East: A line joining East Bluff Cape, the southeastern extremity of Baffin Island, southeastward to Point Meridian (61 Degrees 47 Minutes N - 65 Degrees 57 Minutes W), the western extremity of Lower Savage Islands; thence from Point Meridian southeastward, through these islands, to the southeastern extremity thereof (61 Degrees 44 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 65 Degrees 40 Minutes 10 Seconds W); thence a line joining the southeastern extremity of Lower Savage Islands southeastward to the western extremity of Resolution Island (61 Degrees 38 Minutes N - 65 Degrees 29 Minutes W) and, along the western coast of this island, to Hatton Headland (61 Degrees 18 Minutes 44 Seconds N - 64 Degrees 46 Minutes 45 Seconds W), the southeastern extremity thereof; and thence a line joining Hatton Headland southward to Cape Chidley (60 Degrees 23 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 64 Degrees 26 Minutes W), on the norther coast of Labrador (the common limit with the Davis Strait, see 9.9). On the South: The northern coasts of Labrador and Quebec, from Cape Chidley, in Labrador, westward to Nuvuk Point (62 Degrees 22 Minutes N - 78 Degrees 06 Minutes W), the northwestern extremity of Quebec. On the West: A line joining Nuvuk Point northwestward to Leyson Point (63 Degrees 27 Minutes N - 80 Degrees 59 Minutes W), the southeastern extremity of Southampton Island (the common limit with the Hudson Bay, see 9.11); thence from Leyson Point northeastward, along the southeastern coast of this island, to Seahorse Point -63 Degrees 47 Minutes N - 80 Degrees 09 Minutes W), the eastern extremity thereof; and thence a line joining Seahorse Point northeastward to Lloyd Point (64 Degrees 26 Minutes N - 78 Degrees 02 Minutes W), on the southwestern coast of Baffin Island (the common limit with the Northwestern Passages, see 9.14).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Deprecated:false
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00