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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #180 on: May 04, 2017, 12:54:49 am »
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #181 on: May 05, 2017, 10:16:55 pm »
 Northland 4th August 1929:

 Cape Krusenstern 5 m
Cape Krusenstern
5866780
T CAPE cape
United States US ? Alaska AK ? Northwest Arctic Borough 188
67.12806, -163.74528

Added to map, ref & csv. Thanks Joan!
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #183 on: May 15, 2017, 06:33:49 pm »
Point Jackson
65.32806, -166.61611
N 65o19′41″ W 166o36′58″
http://www.geonames.org/5865119/point-jackson.html

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #184 on: May 16, 2017, 03:11:15 pm »

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #185 on: May 16, 2017, 03:36:01 pm »

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #186 on: May 16, 2017, 04:32:29 pm »
It is also in my link  ;)

Not so deceitful after all

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #187 on: May 16, 2017, 05:35:42 pm »
It is also in my link  ;)

Not so deceitful after all

Wasn't reading carefully enough to look at your link...  Ooops...

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #188 on: May 24, 2017, 03:09:09 pm »
The Mid to 4am watch mentions King Island Village.
As far as I can tell there is only one village on King Island: Ukivok
https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/9369-8-1969
http://www.kawerak.org/communities/kingisland.html
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ukivok
http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alaska/historic-creepy-king-island-ak/

However, the location given in GeoNames seems to wildly wrong: http://www.geonames.org/5877144/ukivok.html
The above articles say "south side" and "64.9720, -168.0607"
In the GeoNames image, in the center of the south side I can see a village. I cannot see anything at the location they indicate.

https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23695631/content/dc-metro/rg-026/585454/0002/Bear-b355/Bear-b355_0227.JPG

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #189 on: May 24, 2017, 03:26:17 pm »
The Dictionary of Alaska Names gives the location as:

$ two_decimals 64o58 168o04w
Converting 64o58'00"N and 168o04'00"W
  64.97 -168.07


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Ukivak: locality, see Ukivok.
Ukivok: village, pop. 30, on King I., in Bering
Sea W of Seward Penin., 43 mi. S of Cape
Prince of Wales, 64"58' N, 168"04' W; (map
1 11 ) . Var. King Island, Ookevok, Ookivok.
Oukivak, Oukevok, Oukwak, Ovktvok, Ukivak,
Ukivuk, Ukiwuk.
Eskimo village reported by Dall (1877, p.
15) ; this was also the Eskimo name for King
Island. Recorded in the 1880 Census as
"Ookivok" by Petroff ( 1884, map). The 1890
Census (1893, p. 145) reported "The only
Alaskan people residing in cliff dwellings
* * * enlarged from the cavernous fissures
that exist on the island," population 200.
Balcom (1965, p. 32) wrote, "Most of the
inhabitants moved to Nome and other places
to find employment, as King Island is inaccessible
part of the year because of its location
and weather."

Ukivok Island: island, see King Island.
Ukivuk: locality, see Ukivok.
Ukiwuk: locality, see Ukivok.
Ukiwuk Island: island, see King Island.
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #190 on: May 27, 2017, 08:57:44 pm »
Bear 1914-07-28
Visits the reindeer herd at 'Immaruk Basin'

Imuruk Basin 1 m
Imuruk Basin
5878736
H LK lake
United States US ? Alaska AK ? Nome Census Area 180
65.12942, -165.67427 N 65?07′46″ W 165?40′27″

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #191 on: June 02, 2017, 03:03:01 pm »
Choris Peninsula
66.28472, -161.88056
http://www.geonames.org/5859337/choris-peninsula.html

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #192 on: June 02, 2017, 10:31:56 pm »
Bear  1914, August 21st

Sinrarua Village

Found this snippet on the web:
download.geonames.org/export/dump/modifications-2017-05-15.txt
15 May 2017 - ... ua,Sinrarua Village 71.075 -157.19444 P PPLH US AK 185 0 8 10 ... 2017-05-15 11548984 Peard Bay (historical) Peard Bay (historical) ..

The closest I could get with geonames was 'Sinaru' but the entry leads only to the creek rather than the village.
Singaruak Creek 7 m
Singaruak Creek
5874247
H STM stream
United States US ? Alaska AK ? North Slope Borough 185
71.07729, -157.19856

and the initial entry showed Sinaru, with Sinrarua as an optional name: I couldn't work out how to get a grip on the details so here's a screen snip  :-[ :-\



In the Geographic Dictionary of Alaska:






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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #193 on: June 15, 2017, 04:47:52 pm »
Illiamna is variant spelling for Iliamna (already in your list - http://www.geonames.org/5864637/iliamna.html)
Also Illianna ::)
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #194 on: June 22, 2017, 10:53:15 am »
Some names regularly used in the Cold War logs:

Chukchi Sea - the area between the Bering Strait, Barrow Point, and Wrangel Island.
http://www.geonames.org/5859385/chukchi-sea.html

Beaufort Sea - the area being Barrow Point and Prince Patrick Island
http://www.geonames.org/5896494/beaufort-sea.html