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Sarichef Island

Location Nome Census Area, Alaska
Length 7 km (4.3 mi)
Highest elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population 591[1] (as of 2006)

Sarichef Island is a long and narrow coastal island on the Chukchi Sea-facing coast of Alaska. It is located at the mouth of the Shishmaref Inlet, Kotzebue-Kobuk Low

Sarichef Island is 7 km (4.3 mi) in length. The highest point on the island is 6 m (19.7 ft) above sea level.

Shishmaref town and Shishmaref Airport are located on this island.

This island was named in 1816 by explorer Lt. Otto von Kotzebue, of the Imperial Russian Navy, "in the honor of his worthy" Vice Admiral Gavril Sarychev (1763–1831).

See also


  1. ^ Masters, Jeffrey. "Book Review: Field Notes From A Catastrophe: Weather Underground". Weather Underground. Director of Meteorology. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 

External links

  • :: USGS

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