Information About

Arey Island

Quick Facts

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Location

70 ° 6' 50" N,
143 ° 54' 33" W

Region

North Slope

Length

7 mi (11.27 km)

Uses

Arey Island in Detail.

About

W of Barter I., between Arey Lagoon and Beaufort Sea, Arctic Plain. 7 miles long.

History

Originally named "Barter Island" August 4, 1826, by Sir John Franklin (1828, p. 147). Local usage applied Barter Island to the large island E of this. In July 1907 Leffingwell (1919, p. 13, 93) mapped and renamed the above location for the prospector H. T. ("Ned") Arey, originally from Cape Cod, Mass., who lived in the neighborhood several years, and assisted him in explorations on the Okpilak River. The Eskimo name of the island is "Nalageavik," reported in 1948 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS).

Places Near Arey Island
Bays:

Arey Lagoon,

Channels:

Kuvritovik Entrance,

Islands:

Arey Island,

Rivers:

Hulahula River, Okpilak River,

Cities:

Elupak (historical),