Fish Commission, 1888-89
From time to time since 1880 the United States Fish Commission has made
investigations in Alaskan waters and contributed to a knowledge of its geography. Special
use has been made in this dictionary of the maps of Alaska peninsula and the eastern Aleutians
contained in the Bulletin of the Commission, Vol. VIII, for 1888, and of a map covering part
of the same region, together with Bristol bay, in Vol. IX, for 1889. The new names appearing
on these maps are said to be chiefly due to Mr. Samuel Applegate.
Sir John Franklin made explorations along the extreme eastern
part of the Arctic coast
of Alaska in July and August, 1826. After wintering at Fort Franklin, Sir John descended the
Mackenzie to its mouth and explored along the coast westward as far as Return reef. For an
account of this see his Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea,
1825-1827, 4°, London, 1828, pp. 124-159.