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Randi

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #210 on: October 13, 2017, 02:35:26 am »
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #211 on: October 14, 2017, 10:16:15 pm »
Needle Rock
Location:  Alaska, United States, North America
Latitude:  53? 55' 27.6" (53.9243?) north
Longitude:  166? 31' 52.5" (166.5313?) west

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #212 on: November 11, 2017, 11:15:53 pm »
Baylies 1887 https://panoptes-uploads.zooniverse.org/production/subject_location/955ea01e-2410-4f76-903b-85cd346ec655.jpeg

July 2 1887 - Mentions Point Thompson. This is Cape Thompson in our Alaska reference section

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #213 on: December 10, 2017, 12:02:06 am »
Found mentions of

Franklin Mountains
69.14, -145.43889

Utukok River
70.04694, -162.45722

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #214 on: December 12, 2017, 06:39:25 pm »
Cape Seniavin
56.4, -160.14528

Hague Rock
54.55167, -162.40139

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #215 on: December 18, 2017, 05:28:56 pm »
Newport Entrance
70.30056, -147.20361
http://www.geonames.org/5869902/newport-entrance.html

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #216 on: December 20, 2017, 09:01:09 pm »
Kookooligit Mountains (St. Lawrence island)
63.59389, -170.38222

Found it spelt ast Kookoolgit

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #217 on: January 03, 2018, 11:17:42 pm »
Hewitt Rock
52.86879, -128.48881

Baudre Point
53.08555, -128.53528

Kelgaya Point
59.21426, -135.37405


Also found mention of Huron Island
https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/38547951/content/dc-metro/rg-026/559642/2017-01/storis-wmec-38-1949/storis-wmec-38-1949_0135.JPG

Mentioned at 1235, could not find it, could be an alternate name for Shelter Island or Hump Island

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #218 on: January 04, 2018, 03:00:22 pm »
Hi Joke Slayer!

Hewitt Rock and Baudre Point are in Canada... i've added to the db and will soon add i've added them all to ref, maps and csv.

Kelgaya Point added to db and will soon add i've added it to the threads.

Regarding Huron Island, it's pretty puzzling... i've checked several maps and placenames in the area have not changed since a lot of time... their 1949 names are the modern ones.
The only guess i can make is the logkeeper has misread (or misunderstood) the name of Aaron Island, on the other side of Shelter Island. This, though, means the ship has travelled south, through Saginaw Channel, before turning north, up Favorite Channel. The "var" course for 12:00 does not help at all ;D
Assuming North Passage (between Shelter and Lincoln islands) being too narrow or too dangerous, the north and south routes Pt. Retreat -> Sentinel island would have been more or less identical in lenght... this could explain the move, but is quite a faint guess.
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #219 on: January 06, 2018, 12:25:46 am »
Crown Mountain
57.60889, -152.90444
http://www.geonames.org/5860168/crown-mountain.html


Kwigmiut
Their position appears to be a bit off
http://www.geonames.org/5867000/kwik-historical.html
https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/1942-KUSKOKWIM
https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/9302-8-1948


Billings Head
54.28417, -165.48222
http://www.geonames.org/5880715/billings-head.html


Seward Peninsula
65.33333, -164.25
http://www.geonames.org/5873783/seward-peninsula.html


Elim
64.61655, -162.26004
http://www.geonames.org/5861582/elim.html



Roberts Mountain is Mount Roberts
60.02861, -166.26056
http://www.geonames.org/5872800/mount-roberts.html



Cross Island Survey Target is almost certainly Cross Island Radar Reflector ;)



Kalekta Bay
53.97389, -166.32778
http://www.geonames.org/5865690/kalekta-bay.html
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