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The Boothia Peninsula is a large peninsula that on the Northern Coast of Nunavut, Canada. Its Northern tip is the Northernmost location on continental North America.
Failed attempts to traverse the Northwest Passage, tried to pass through the narrow Bellot Strait between the Boothia Peninsula and Somerset Island.
Tides through the strait can flow at 8 knots. Ships can be pinned within dangerous ice packs, and packs of even larger iceberg fragments.
Northwest Passage: The National visits Canada's North, CBC News, 2006-10-27. Retrieved on 2008-08-14.