Fury and Hecla Strait is located at the northern end of Foxe Basin, connecting the basin with the Gulf of Boothia, and separating Melville Peninsula on the mainland and Baffin Island to the north. It is 190 km long and as it is only about 50 km wide it is very often jammed with ice. The strait was discovered in July 1822 by William Parry and it naturally aroused interest as a possible link in the Northwest Passage; Parry's way was blocked by ice but a land reconnaissance confirmed that the strait led to open water. Parry named the strait for his ships, HMS Fury and HMS Hecla. Joseph Bernier attempted to traverse the strait in 1911, but was also prevented by heavy ice.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Fury and Hecla Strait". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fury-and-hecla-strait. Accessed 05 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Marsh, J. (2015). Fury and Hecla Strait. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fury-and-hecla-strait
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Fury and Hecla Strait." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited March 04, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Fury and Hecla Strait," by James H. Marsh, Accessed December 05, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fury-and-hecla-strait
Fury and Hecla Strait
Article by James H. Marsh
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited March 4, 2015