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Kukpuk River

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68 ° 24' 57" N,
166 ° 22' 37" W


North Slope


Kukpuk River in Detail.


heads in DeLong Mts. at 681950N1632450W flows SW and NW to E end of Marryat Inlet, 12 mi. NE of village of Point Hope, Arctic Slope.


On September 6, 1826, Captain Beechey (1831, p. 320), Royal Navy (RN), wrote, "We noticed the water, whilst off Marryat Creek to be of very muddy colour, as if some river discharged itself there." Eskimo name "Kukpak" meaning "big river" was published in 1890 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) by as "Kookpuk."