Point Franklin

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Point Franklin is a piece of land located on the Chukchi Sea side of North Slope, Alaska.

Point Franklin is a few miles north of Wainwright, limiting with the Peard Bay to the east.

Point Franklin was named by British mariner Frederick William Beechey on August 15, 1826 after Lieutenant (afterwards Sir) John Franklin. It is a strange coincidence that he named this cape just two days after Sir John Franklin had named his "farthest point" after Captain Beechey.[1][2]

Sea otters are a common sight in the waters near Point Franklin. Whales can also be sighted offshore in the point area.


Coordinates: 70°54′28″N 158°48′31″W / 70.90778°N 158.80861°W / 70.90778; -158.80861