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.
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Report of the spring 1993 census of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, off Point Barrow, Alaska, with observations on the 1993 subsistence hunt of bowhead whales by Alaska Eskimos.
We had journeyed by dog-sled from Point Barrow, Alaska, to our eventual landfall on an offshore island in the Svalbard archipelago .
Synopsis: On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a route that would take them some 3,800 miles over sixteen months, across the North Pole and the frozen Arctic Ocean via its longest axis.
Two years ago we had a tug at Point Barrow, Alaska, working and we had one on Barrow Island off Australia.
Members of the Detroit News-Wilkins Arctic Expedition pose for a group photo in front of their biplane at Point Barrow, Alaska.
Starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski, the movie is based on the true story of three gray whales that were discovered trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska, in 1988 and became a worldwide media sensation.
A British adventurer had to revise plans yesterday for a ceremony to mark the first dawn of the Millennium in Point Barrow, Alaska, because of appalling weather conditions.
This perspective on plant growth comes from carbon dioxide measurements made over the last 30 years on top of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, and at Point Barrow, Alaska.
Late last fall, while NOAA scientists and others struggled to save two gray whales trapped in ice off Point Barrow, Alaska, another rescue operation saved 27 beluga whales off Anchorage, Alaska.