Information About

Arctic Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Arctic Island on The Map

Location

61 ° 51' 20" N,
161 ° 19' 17" W

Region

Wade Hampton (CA)

Elevation

30 ft (9.14 m)

Uses

Arctic Island in Detail.

About

in Yukon River SW of Johnson I., 4.4 mi. N of Russian Mission, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. 1 mile long.

History

Named about 1900 by pilots, for the riverboat Arctic which wintered several times in Kako Creek, behind the island (Curtin, 1938, p. 278). Recorded on a 1916 fieldsheet by R. H. Sargent, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).