Information About

Jago River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Jago River on The Map

Location

70 ° 6' 34" N,
143 ° 18' 23" W

Region

North Slope

Uses

Jago River in Detail.

About

heads at glacier in Romanzof Mts. at 690430N1435400W, flows N to Jago Lagoon, 7 mi. E of Barter I., Arctic Plain. 90 miles long.

History

Named by Leffingwell (1919, p. 92), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); derived from the name "Jags" and modified to "Jago" in order to "place the name of Lieutenant Jago of Collinson's (Captain Richard, Royal Navy (RN)) ship, on the map * * *." The name "Jags," according to Leffingwell, is the Eskimo attempt to pronounce "the whaler's nickname for a drunken native who first braved the devils that were supposed t o dwell on that river."

Places Near Jago River
Bars:

Bernard Spit,

Bays:

Jago Lagoon, Tapkaurak Lagoon,

Capes:

Manning Point, Martin Point,

Channels:

Jago Entrance, Tapkaurak Entrance,

Islands:

Jago Spit,

Ridges:

Niguanak Ridge,

Rivers:

Jago River,