Winding Creek

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 Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Location: 54 ° 51' 2" N, 164 ° 33' 53" W
  • Region: Aleutians East
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About
flows NW to Bering Sea, 2 mi. S of Oksenof Point, on NW coast of Unimak I., Aleutian Islands.

History
This stream was originally called Snake River by the 1939 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) field party because "***this river is very crooked." The name, however, was changed the following year to Winding Creek, thought to be more appropriate "***since the stream is small to be called a river and the name snake might be thought to indicate the presence of many reptiles in it."

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