Erik Hammerstad <egeha.is.all.you.need@xxxxxxxx> says in
> Tom McDonald wrote:
>> Note this; Erik Hammerstad is the one replying to Inger
>> (who replied
>> to zolota):
>>> Have a look at
>> http://www.homestead.com/argum entsandfacts/files/ellesmere.htm
>>> Note that Canadian sovereignty over Baffin Island is stated as
>>> never being an issue. And also that as both the US and Denmark
>>> showed interest in Ellesmere Island around 1920, Canada had to
>>> demonstrate that its claim to sovereignty over it was "real".
>>> But importantly neither Denmark, nor the US, seems to have
>>> ever gone so far as to claiming sovereignty!
>> I tried the link, but it wouldn't work. The Wayback Machine
>> doesn't have it, saying that perhaps the owner requested it not
>> be archived or some such.
> http://www.opinion-canada.ca/en/articles/article_94.html might
> be a good alternative to the now dead link. Note a Norwegian
> explorer's claim at the end of the 19th century, and Denmark
> declaring Ellesmere Island as international territory in 1919.
> Today only Hans Island is disputed with both Canada and claiming
> it (but not the waters and fishing rights around it, that's
> settled), regardless of past history. And just as for many other
> parts of the world, determination of the exact Exclusive
> Economic Zone (EEZ) boundary in agreeement with the UN Law of
> the Seas (UNOLS) remains, that needs mapping.
Just how many people live on Hans Island
Hans Island (Greenlandic/Inuktitut: Tartupaluk, Danish: Hans Ø) is a
small uninhabited barren knoll measuring 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²), located
at approximately 80°49' N 66°28' W in the centre of the Kennedy
Channel of Nares Strait?the strait that separates Ellesmere Island
from Northern Greenland and connects Baffin Bay with the Lincoln Sea.
Hans Island is the smallest of three islands located in Kennedy
Channel; the others are Franklin Island and Crozier Island.
Where the hell has Alan been? lol.
The island is claimed by both Canada and Denmark. The dispute may
turn into a test case on sovereignty claims along the Northwest
Passage, a region that could become more important if climate change
opens it up to more shipping.
Question. What is the importance of arguing over an lifeless island
whose only real value is if the climate warms to such a degree the
polar ice cap melts such that international shipping will be
traversing the north pole in the summer time? Alas a better solution
is to sell it to McDonalds so they can commercialize it. They could
have helicopter pilots dropping junk food onto passing ships. Even
better dropping danish prostitutes and having them to make their way
back on outboard power rubber dingy's. I can't think of too many
other uses that are less Macabe.
(del) (cur) 06:02, 29 July 2005 . . Twthmoses (196934 bytes) (Nares
strait border (approx.) Point 120-124. There is no border between
point 122 and 123. ''Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom
of Denmark and the Government of Canada relating to the Delimitation
of the Continental Shelf between Greenla)