Information About

Ross Bay

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Ross Bay on The Map

Location

71 ° 11' 9" N,
155 ° 53' 31" W

Region

North Slope

Uses

Ross Bay in Detail.

About

on Beaufort Sea coast, 2 mi. S of Ross Point and 21 mi. SE of Barrow, Arctic Plain.

History

Named August 3, 1837 by Thomas Simpson (1843, p. 151), for a personal friend, a partner of Charles and Rowand in the fur trade at Fort Garry. The name was originally applied to the larger area, north of the lagoon, extending east of Ross Point.

Places Near Ross Bay
Archipelagos:

Plover Islands, Tapkaluk Islands,

Bays:

Avak Bay, Iko Bay, Ross Bay,

Capes:

Ross Point, Scott Point, Tulageak Point,

Channels:

Ekilukruak Entrance,

Islands:

Cooper Island,

Lakes:

Reindeer Lake,

Streams:

Avak Creek,