Point Barrow


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Point Barrow,

northernmost point of Alaska, on the Arctic Ocean, at lat. 71°23'N and long. 156°30'W. Visited in 1826 by Frederick W. Beechey, a British explorer, and named by him for the British geographer Sir John BarrowBarrow, Sir John,
1764–1848, British geographer, promoter of arctic exploration. His early travels as secretary to Earl Macartney (who was ambassador to China and governor of the Cape of Good Hope colony) were recorded in Travels in China (1804) and
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, it has since been the object of many expeditions and has figured prominently in arctic aviation. Navigation is open for only two or three months a year. To the southwest is the village of Barrow. Farther south is a monument to Will RogersRogers, Will
(William Penn Adair Rogers), 1879–1935, American humorist, b. Oolagah, Indian Territory (now in Oklahoma). In his youth he worked as a cowboy in Oklahoma, and after traveling over the world, he returned to the United States and worked in vaudeville as a cowboy
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 and Wiley PostPost, Wiley,
1899–1935, American aviator, b. Grand Plain, Tex. He won fame in 1931 when he and Harold Gatty flew around the northern part of the earth in 8 days 15 hr 51 min. In 1933 he made a second flight alone.
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, who lost their lives there in an airplane crash in 1935.
References in classic literature ?
The great world had never heard his name, but it was known far and wide in the vast silent North, by whites and Indians and Eskimos, from Bering Sea to the Passes, from the head reaches of remotest rivers to the tundra shore of Point Barrow. Desire for mastery was strong in him, and it was all one whether wrestling with the elements themselves, with men, or with luck in a gambling game.
The sizeable gamble continued until the start of the race, with Monkerhostin ending up being sent off one of the 8-1 co-favourites, the others being Point Barrow and Joes Edge.
We had journeyed by dog-sled from Point Barrow, Alaska, to our eventual landfall on an offshore island in the Svalbard archipelago ...
Related to Irish National winner Point Barrow, he struck by six lengths that day and should be more than capable of defying a penalty.
2007: Point Barrow 8-1 Fell 1st, Joes Edge 8-1 Pulled up before 20th, Monkerhostin 8-1 Refused 7th.
Members of the Detroit News-Wilkins Arctic Expedition pose for a group photo in front of their biplane at Point Barrow, Alaska.
In the fall of 1897, five whaling ships laid anchor at Point Barrow Station, at the northernmost point of Alaska, waiting out an unseasonable ice storm.
at Point Barrow East (towards Canada): 129[degrees] 59' W.
(1981) considered both Point Barrow and the Plover Islands (extending southeast from Point Barrow; Fig.
Our findings show that bacteria resistant to antimicrobial drugs, or resistance genes, already have spread to one of the most remote areas of North America, Point Barrow, Alaska.
John Smith's Grand National betting: Coral: 11-2 Cloudy Lane, 10-1 Slim Pickings, Comply Or Die, 11-1 Simon, Bewleys Berry, 14-1 Chelsea Harbour, 16-1 Butler's Cabin, Hedgehunter, Mr Pointment, King Johns Castle, 20-1 Dun Doire, McKelvey, Point Barrow, Snowy Morning, 25-1 bar.
Grand National-winning jockey Tony Dobbin will ride Point Barrow in Saturday's John Smith's Grand National.