Information About

Kapaloak Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 38' 43" N,
166 ° 12' 56" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

26 ft (7.92 m)

Uses

Kapaloak Creek in Detail.

About

Flows WSW to the Chukchi Sea, 0.6 mi SSE of Cape Dyer and 26 mi NE of the village of Point Hope, Arctic Slope.

History

Named in 1904 by Collier (1906, p. 44) who wrote, "An abandoned native settlement here bears the name Capaloa, and the name is applied by the writer to the creek near which the old houses stand." Spelling has been changed to conform with present-day pronunciation. See Capaloa and Cape Dyer.