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Vol. 16, No. 14 Week of April 03, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


ExxonMobil in Alaska: How Prudhoe Bay was named

The first mention of the name “Prudhoe Bay” was a brief entry in the journal of British explorer Sir John Franklin, dated Aug. 16, 1826. Franklin saw the bay during an expedition by boat down the Mackenzie River in Canada (the river flows from south to north) and then west along the Arctic coast. T....


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