The Full Wiki

Advertisements

More info on Sheshalik, Alaska

Sheshalik, Alaska: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

Advertisements

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sheshalik
—  Unincorporated community  —
Sheshalik is located in Alaska
Sheshalik
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 66°59′39″N 162°49′41″W / 66.99417°N 162.82806°W / 66.99417; -162.82806Coordinates: 66°59′39″N 162°49′41″W / 66.99417°N 162.82806°W / 66.99417; -162.82806
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Northwest Arctic
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 - Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP codes
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID 1413968[1]

Sheshalik is a former Inuit village and summer camp in the Northwest Arctic Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located by the Chukchi Sea shore on the Sheshalik Spit, 14 mi. northwest of Kotzebue.[1]

The name of this village was recorded as "Sesualik" by Captain Frederick William Beechey in 1831. In the 1880 Census conducted by Ivan Petroff Sheshalik was listed as "Sheshalegamute" with a population of 100. Captain Calvin L. Hooper (1881, p. 44) published the name as "She-shore-lik," and U.S. Navy lieutenant George M. Stoney, in his manuscript map dated 1883, wrote it as "She-sur-are-lick." Maximum elevation 3 m.

References


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message