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  1. Hudson Strait

    Hudson Strait links the Atlantic Ocean to Hudson Bay in Canada. This strait lies between Baffin Island and the northern coast of Quebec, with its eastern entrance marked by Cape Chidley in Quebec and Resolution Island off Baffin Island. The strait is about 450 mi long. Its width varies from 150 mi at its largest point, to a minimum of 40 mi. Hudson Strait was discovered by the English explorer Henry Hudson in 1609 on board the British ship Discovery. Hudson Strait links the northern seaports of Manitoba and Ontario with the Atlantic Ocean. It could be an eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage were it not for ice in the Fury and Hecla Strait south of western Baffin Island. However, with the advent of Global Warming, and the continued melting of the Arctic ice cap, the Northwest Passage appears to be destined to become an important trade route between the Atlantic Ocean, Alaska, and northern Russia.

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