Turner River

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Quick Facts

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


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

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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