Arctic Island

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 61 ° 51' 20" N, 161 ° 19' 17" W
  • Region: Wade Hampton (CA)
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  • Elevation: 30 ft (9.14 m)


in Yukon River SW of Johnson I., 4.4 mi. N of Russian Mission, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. 1 mile long.

Named about 1900 by pilots, for the riverboat Arctic which wintered several times in Kako Creek, behind the island (Curtin, 1938, p. 278). Recorded on a 1916 fieldsheet by R. H. Sargent, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).



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