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Bellot Strait
 
 
Bellot Strait, Arctic channel (30 mi/48 km long, 2 mi/3 km–8 mi/13 km wide), S Franklin dist., N.W.T., Canada, bet. Boothia Peninsula (S) and Somerset Isl. (N); 72°00'N 94°30'W. Connects Gulf of Boothia and Prince Regent Inlet (E) with Peel Sound and Franklin Strait (W). N shore rises steeply to c.1,500 ft/457 m, S shore to c.2,500 ft/762 m. Fort Ross trading post, on N shore, was est. 1937. Bellot Strait is keystone of the NW Passage; it was discovered (1852) by Lt. Joseph Réné Bellot while searching for the Franklin expedition. Was 1st crossed from W by Hudson’s Bay Co. ship Aklavik in 1937.
 
 
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