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Shishmaref Inlet
Location of the lagoon in Alaska.
Location of the lagoon in Alaska.
Shishmaref Inlet
Location in Alaska
Location Nome Census Area, Alaska
Coordinates 66°10′N 165°55′W / 66.167°N 165.917°W / 66.167; -165.917
Type lagoon
Native name Qigiqtam Imaġzrua Error {{native name checker}}: parameter value is malformed (help)

The Shishmaref Inlet (Inupiaq: Qigiqtam Imaġzrua) is a coastal lagoon on the Chukchi Sea-facing shores of Alaska. It is 5 miles in length.

The location of the Shishmaref Inlet is SW 17 mi. to the SW from Sarichef Island, at the mouth of the Serpentine River, Kotzebue-Kobuk Low.

This lagoon was named Shishmaref Bay in 1816 by explorer Lt. Otto von Kotzebue, of the Imperial Russian Navy, after Capt. Lt. Gleb Shishmaryov who accompanied him on his exploration.

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