Information About

Mount Jarvis

Quick Facts

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Location

67 ° 55' 30" N,
164 ° 0' 43" W

Region

Northwest Arctic

Elevation

1329 ft (405.08 m)

Uses

Mount Jarvis in Detail.

About

E of Kivalina River, 9 mi. NE of Kivalina, Arctic Slope.

History

Named for Lieutenant Daniel H. Jarvis, U.S. Revenue-Cutter Service (USRCS), who conducted an overland expedition for the relief of the whaling fleet "frozen in" at Point Barrow. The expedition consisted of a herd of 448 reindeer which passed near this mountain about March, 1898. The mountain may have been named by P. S. Smith and J. B. Mertie, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), about 1925.