Puffin Island

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 66 ° 13' 40" N, 161 ° 51' 31" W
  • Region: Northwest Arctic
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  • Elevation: 10 ft (3.05 m)


2 mi. NW of Chamisso I., 58 mi. SW of Selawik, Kotzebue-Kobuk Low.

Named in 1826 by Captain Beechey (1831, p. 255), Royal Navy (RN). He wrote, "Detached from Chamisso there is a steep rock which by way of distinction we named Puffin Island." The horned puffin is one of the most abundant Alaskan sea birds.



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