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Re: Doidge Bay (Canadian Arctic)
Posted by: John Doidge (ID *****0919) Date: June 22, 2005 at 18:11:54
In Reply to: Re: Doidge Bay (Canadian Arctic) by Marilyn Doidge of 152

Thanks for this info. I am advised that James Doidge explored the arctic with Sir G.S Nares RN, KCB, FRS, (commander of the expedition). There is a book 'A Voyage to the Polar Sea during 1875-76' written by Nares which mentions Doidge and talks of his role in the adventure. When I was in Toronto I visited the central library and easily located Doidge Bay on their large maps. It is located on the north coast of Ellesmere Island, just west of Clements Markham Inlet. You are also probably aware of Doidge Lake in northern Ontario. It is located at 49 deg 36'N 92 deg 02'W. On the Trans Canada Hwy about 10km east of Borups Corners there is a turnoff - Basket Lake Rd which leads to Boundary Lake Rd which leads to Doidge Lake. About 20km drive followed by 1-2km walk on a track to the lake. These roads are rough, used by loggers, and really only suitable for 4WD vehicles. I tried to go but was too risky in a rented car. Hope this is of interest. John Doidge (Australia)

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