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Canning River

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Open in The Map Canning River on The Map


70 ° 4' 41.999" N,
145 ° 33' 56.002" W


North Slope

Nearest City



Cache Creek, Eagle Creek,

Canning River in Detail.


heads at glacier in Franklin Mts. at 690430N1450600W, and flows N to Camden Bay, Arctic Plain. 125 miles long.


On August 5, 1826, Franklin (1828, p. 149) wrote: "we arrived opposite to the large river, which was named in honour of the late Mr. Canning * * *." George Canning, 1770-1827, was British Prime Minister in 1827. The Eskimo name "Kogruak" first appears on Surg. John Simpson's native map of 1855, and is reported by Leffingwell (1919, p. 94) to mean "old river".

Canning River Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Canning River.

Places Near Canning River

Canning River, Tamayariak River,

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