The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Hotham, Inlet

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_206

Hotham, Inlet – an effluent (waterway) of the Kotzebue Sound at the northwestern coast of the Chukchi Sea, Alaska, USA. The inlet is 80 km long and 8–32 km wide. The rivers Kobuk and Selawik fall into the inlet. The inlet connects the Selawik Lake and the Kotzebue Sound. In the southwest the inlet is limited by the Baldwin Peninsula. The inlet was discovered and named in 1926 by Captain of the Royal Navy of England F.W. Beechey after Sir Henry Hotham, one of the Lords of the British Admiralty.

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