The Fitzwilliam Strait (76°30′N 116°0′W / 76.500°N 116.000°W / 76.500; -116.000Coordinates: 76°30′N 116°0′W / 76.500°N 116.000°W / 76.500; -116.000) is a natural waterway through the central Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It separates Prince Patrick Island (to the north-west), Melville Island (to the south-east) and Emerald Isle (to the north-east). It opens into the Kellett Strait to the south-west.
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“We approached the Indian Island through the narrow strait called Cook. He said, I xpect we take in some water there, river so high,never see it so high at this season. Very rough water there, but short; swamp steamboat once. Dont paddle till I tell you, then you paddle right along. It was a very short rapid. When we were in the midst of it he shouted paddle, and we shot through without taking in a drop.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)