Information About

Akoviknak Lagoon

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 12' 1.275" N,
166 ° 1' 50.57" W

Region

North Slope

Uses

Akoviknak Lagoon in Detail.

About

NW-SE trending lagoon on the coast of the Chukchi Sea, just S of Angayukak Creek and 4.2 mi NNW of Cape Thompson, Arctic Slope. 2 miles long.

History

Named in 1962 by Project Chariot personnel for nearby Akoviknak Mountain and is an Eskimo name reported to mean "one that resembles a White Whale.