Turner River

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 Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Location: 69 ° 38' 31" N, 141 ° 23' 42" W
  • Region: North Slope
  • Uses:
  • Elevation: 23 ft (7.01 m)

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About
flows NW to Demarcation Bay, 4 mi. SW of Demarcation Point, Arctic Plain.

History
This name was originally applied to the Kongakut River in 1894 by Frederick Funston, USA, and honors John Henry Turner, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), who made a sled trip from the Porcupine River to the Arctic Ocean in 1890. The name has since been relegated to this smaller stream because of confusion as t o which stream Funston had named (Leffingwell, 1919, p. 91-92).

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