Aberdeen Lake, 1100 km2, elev 80 m, maximum length 91 km, is located in Nunavut, 213 km south of the Arctic Circle. It is part of a closely linked chain (west to east: Lakes Beverly, Aberdeen and Schultz) of elongated lakes that, together with Baker Lake, form a 2987 km2 drainage basin for the Thelon River before it empties into Hudson Bay via the 160 km long Chesterfield Inlet. Baker Lake, the only community within close proximity (144 km E) is the sole inland settlement of the Inuit in Nunavut. Aberdeen Lake was named for Governor General Lord Aberdeen(1893-98) by geologist Joseph B. Tyrrell.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Evans, David. "Aberdeen Lake". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/aberdeen-lake. Accessed 28 November 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Evans, D. (2014). Aberdeen Lake. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/aberdeen-lake
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Evans, David. "Aberdeen Lake." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Aberdeen Lake," by David Evans, Accessed November 28, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/aberdeen-lake
Article by David Evans
Published Online February 6, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014