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Icy Cape
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Map showing the location of Icy Cape
Lieu North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States
Contact information 70 ° 19′47 ″ N 161° 52′27″ O / 70.32972°N 161.87417°O / 70.32972; -161.87417Contact information: 70 ° 19′47 ″ N 161° 52′27″ O / 70.32972°N 161.87417°O / 70.32972; -161.87417
Offshore water bodies Chukchi Sea
Zone Arctic

The Icy Cape is a promontory on the Chukchi Sea next to the Borough of North Slope, Alaska, United States. It was discovered and named by James Cook on August 17, 1778, because of the ice along the coast.[1][2]

Icy Cape is in an area of ​​land, bounded by Kasegaluk Lagoon to the east and Lake Sikolik further inland.

Pink salmon and Arctic char are abundant in the waters near Cape Icy. Whales can also be easily spotted offshore in the Icy Cape area.

Icy Cape was once the site of the Icy Cape DEW Line Station, a US Air Force Remote Early Warning Line Radar Station

Demography

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 50
1890 57 14.0%

Icy Cape appeared in the 1880 US census as the Inuit village of Otok-kok. It returned as Icy Cape in 1890.[3]

In popular culture

Icy Cape is the setting for “The Ice”, an episode of the first season of the American television series The X-Files.

The references

  1. ^ Hough, Richard (1994). Captain James Cook: a biography. New York: Norton.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The origin of some place names in the United States. Govt. Impression. Disabled. pp.164.
  3. ^ “Professional document of the Geological Survey”. 1949.

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