Information About

Cape Lewis

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Cape Lewis on The Map

Location

68 ° 42' 53" N,
166 ° 11' 53" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

522 ft (159.11 m)

Uses

Cape Lewis in Detail.

About

on Dchukchi Sea coast, 29 mi. NE of village of Point Hope, Arctic Slope.

History

Named in 1826 by Captain Beechey (1831, map on p. 328), Royal Navy (RN), for Charles Lewis of his party. According to U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1950, the Eskimo name is "Ee=ree=nick (Irinik)" meaning "falling rocks."