After Whom is Herschel Island Named

  title={After Whom is Herschel Island Named},
  author={Christopher R. Burn},
  • C. Burn
  • Published 11 September 2009
  • History
  • Arctic
Herschel Island (Qikiqtaruk) is a seasonally inhabited island off the western Arctic coast of Canada. It was designated as a Yukon territorial park under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (1987) in recognition of its physical and cultural significance. The island was named by Captain John Franklin of the Royal Navy on 15 July 1826, during his second voyage of Arctic exploration. Unlike entries for other features named by Franklin along this coast, the journal record of this event does not indicate… 

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