Hooper Bay

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 61 ° 29' 31" N, 165 ° 55' 60" W
  • Region: Wade Hampton (CA)
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on coast of Bering Sea, 22 mi. S of village of Scammon Bay, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. 11 miles wide.

Named by Nelson (1882, v. 4, p. 666), U.S. Signal Service, in December 1878, for Captain Calvin Leighton Hooper, U.S. Revenue-Cutter Service (USRCS), who did extensive investigations in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. The Eskimo name for this bay is "Kan-ir-thluk" according to U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1951.



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