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Cape Lisburne

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 52' 52" N,
166 ° 12' 36" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

223 ft (67.97 m)

Uses

Cape Lisburne in Detail.

About

on Chukchi Sea coast, 40 mi. NE of village of Point Hope, Arctic Slope.

History

Discovered and named by Captain Cook (1785, p. 460), Royal Navy (RN), on August 21, 1778 who wrote "The southern extreme seemed to form a point which was named Cape Lisburne." An early Eskimo name for the cape was "Uivaq," generally spelled "Wevuk" or "Wevok." Cape Lisburne was often referred to as "Uivaq Ungasiktoq" meaning "distant cape" as opposed to "Uivaq Qanitoq" (Cape Thompson) meaning "near cape."