Point Franklin

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 Alaska

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  • Location: 70 ° 54' 28" N, 158 ° 48' 31" W
  • Region: North Slope
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About
point of land, between Peard Bay and Chukchi Sea, 33 mi. NW of Wainwright, Arctic Plain.

History
Captain Beechey (1831, p. 273), Royal Navy (RN), wrote on August 15, 1826, "a cape, which proved the most distant land seen from the ship, I named after Captain (Sir John) Franklin, Royal Navy (RN), under whose command I had the pleasure to serve on the first Polar expedition." His map shows "Point Franklin." It is interesting to note that it was just two days later when Sir John Franklin named his "farthest point" after Captain Beechey.

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