on Chukchi Sea coast, N point of entrance to Kotzebue Sound, 35 mi. NW of Kotzebue; Kotzebue-Kobuk Low.
on August 14, 1816, Lieutenant Otto von Kotzebue, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), wrote "we reached the promontory, which forms the north entrance to the sound, which recieved the name of Krusenstern." for Admiral Adam Johann von Krusenstern, first Russian circumnavigator, 1803-04. west of Ingitkalik Mountain were not seen at that time and Kotzebue applied the name to this promontory. "Killianuk" was recorded by Reverend Stuck (1920, p. 85) in 1918.