Beechey Island is on the north side of Lancaster Sound off the southwest corner of Devon Island at the entrance to Wellington Channel in the Arctic Archipelago. At low water it is joined to the larger island by a narrow gravel isthmus and forms the northwest side of Erebus Bay. The island is small, only 2.5 km across, but its steep shores, rising to a flat plateau 244 m high, make it a prominent landmark. Sir John Franklin's ships spent the winter of 1845-46 at the island, and during the subsequent search for Franklin it was used as a supply depot and rendezvous. In 1980 the world's northermost known shipwreck, the Breadalbane, was found offshore.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Beechey Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 17 December 2016, Historica Canada. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/beechey-island. Accessed 26 January 2020.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Francis, D., Beechey Island (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/beechey-island
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel, "Beechey Island". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; Last Edited December 17, 2016. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/beechey-island
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Beechey Island", Last Edited December 17, 2016, https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/beechey-island
|Article by||Daniel Francis|
|Published Online||February 6, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|