Information About

Apoon Pass

Quick Facts

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Location

63 ° 2' 30" N,
163 ° 18' 18" W

Region

Wade Hampton (CA)

Uses

Apoon Pass in Detail.

About

water passage in Yukon Delta, flows NE 30 mi. from Kwikpak Pass to Pastol Bay, 41 mi. NE of Kwiguk; Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

History

Eskimo name published by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 2), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), as "Prot(oka) Abkhun," or "Abkhun Watercourse." William Hamilton, U.S. Bureau of Education, "The natives compared the delta of the Uykon with its mouths to a human hand and have given the name 'Aphoon' (thumb) to its northernmost channel" (Baker, 1906, p. 103).