The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), Arctic Oscillation (AO), and related North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) have been linked to multidecadal, decadal, and/or interannual sea-ice variability in the arctic, but their relative influences are still under evaluation. While instrumental AMO and reliable AO records are available since the mid-1800s and 1958, respectively, satellite sea-ice concentration datasets start only in 1979, limiting the shared timespan to study their interplay. Growth increments of the coralline algae, Clathromorphum compactum, can provide sea-ice proxy information for years prior to 1979. We present a seasonal 210-year algal record from Lancaster Sound in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago capturing low frequency AMO variability and high frequency interannual AO/NAO prior to 2000. We suggest that sea-ice variability here is strongly coupled to these large-scale climate processes, and that sea-ice cover was greater and the AO more negative in the early and late 19th century compared to the 20th.