Croker River

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Croker River
Location
CountryCanada
Territory Nunavut
Physical characteristics
Mouth  
  location
Amundsen Gulf
  coordinates
69°18′N119°19′W / 69.300°N 119.317°W / 69.300; -119.317 (Croker River) [1] Coordinates: 69°18′N119°19′W / 69.300°N 119.317°W / 69.300; -119.317 (Croker River) [2]
  elevation
Sea level

The Croker River is a waterway above the Arctic Circle on the mainland of Northern Canada in the western Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut. It is the largest river between Darnley Bay (in the Northwest Territories) and Coronation Gulf that flows into Amundsen Gulf. [3] The Croker averages 55 m (180 ft) in width.

It originates at Bluenose Lake then flows northward. It passes through a dolomite box canyon 8.0 km (5 mi) from the coast, before reaching a triangular shaped delta 24 km (15 mi) west of Clifton Point 69°13′N118°38′W / 69.217°N 118.633°W / 69.217; -118.633 (Clifton Point (Croker River)) [4] , and then entering Amundsen Gulf's Dolphin and Union Strait. [5]

Croker River is named after John Wilson Croker, Secretary to the Admiralty. [6]

Croker River (PIN 1BG) is a former Distant Early Warning Line and a current North Warning System site. [7]

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References

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  2. "Croker River". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.
  3. Bowman, Isaiah; G. M. Wrigley (1917). Geographical review. Vol. 4 (Digitized December 3, 2007 ed.). American Geographical Society. p. 256.
  4. "Clifton Point". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.
  5. Hodgins, Bruce W.; Gwyneth Hoyle (1994). Canoeing north into the unknown: a record of river travel, 1874 to 1974. Dundurn Press Ltd. p. 168. ISBN   0-920474-93-4.
  6. Taylor, Isaac (1898). Names and Their Histories: A Handbook of Historical Geography and Topographical Nomenclature. Rivingtons. pp.  101. croker river.
  7. "Projects and Communities in the Database". ceaa-acee.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2009-03-08.