Where is Cape Thompson, AK?
fnjjk1 at UAF.EDU
Fri Jul 26 10:35:44 CDT 2002
According to Orth, D.J. 1971. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, there are
1. Cape Thompson (point of land): N tip of Big Koniuji I, in Shumagin Is,
Aleutian Ra; 5515N/15931W. Named in 1880, published ion USC&GS in 1888.
2. Cape Thompson (promontory): on Chukchi Sea coast, 26 mi SE of Point Hope,
Arctic Slope; 6808'40"N/16558'40"W. Named in 1831.
Hope this helps!
James J. Kruse, Ph.D.
Curator of Entomology
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK, USA 99775-6960
on 7/26/02 8:21 AM, Peter Hibbs at hibbs at WAM.UMD.EDU wrote:
> I have a type with the locality information: Cape Thompson, Alaska. Does
> anyone know where this is? I've looked through a fairly comprehensive
> atlas and several online gazeteers (NIMA, USGS) but I haven't found it.
> I've found Thompson Pass and Thompson Passage, but no Cape Thompson, AK.
> Any help much appreciated.
> Peter Hibbs
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