Bellot Strait, at 71° 58´ N, separates Somerset Island from the Boothia Peninsula, marking the northernmost point on the mainland of North America. The 2-km-wide passage was discovered in 1852 by Captain William Kennedy, then commanding an expedition searching for Sir John Franklin, and Joseph René Bellot, a French naval officer and arctic explorer who was Kennedy's second-in-command. Bellot died in the Arctic a year later, aged 26. F.L. McClintock wintered in the strait in 1858-59.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Gordon, Stanley. "Bellot Strait". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 31 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bellot-strait. Accessed 11 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Gordon, S. (2014). Bellot Strait. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bellot-strait
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Gordon, Stanley. "Bellot Strait." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; Last Edited January 31, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Bellot Strait," by Stanley Gordon, Accessed December 11, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bellot-strait
Article by Stanley Gordon
Published Online February 6, 2006
Last Edited January 31, 2014