Information About

Harrison Bay

Quick Facts

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Location

70 ° 39' 49" N,
152 ° 6' 42" W

Region

North Slope

Uses

Harrison Bay in Detail.

About

on coast of Beaufort Sea, between Cape Halkett and Oliktok Point, Arctic Plain. 57 miles wide.

History

On July 26, 1837, Dease and Simpson (Simpson, Thomas, 1843, p. 133), "conferred the name of Harrison Bay, in honour of the Deputy Governor (Hudson's Bay Company; Benjamin Harrison, Deputy Governor, 1835-1839) * * * whose attention had been so long sedulously directed to the moral and religious improvement of the natives of the Indian country * * *."

Places Near Harrison Bay
Archipelagos:

Eskimo Islands,

Bars:

Pacific Shoal,

Bays:

Harrison Bay,

Capes:

Cape Halkett, Comfort Point, Saktuina Point,

Rivers:

Kogru River,