Canning River
The Canning begins at a glacier in the Franklin Mountains and flows north 125 miles to Camden Bay. About 50 miles from the coast, and 30 miles west of Lake Schrader, the Canning surrounds Shublik Island. According to Orth's Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, the Canning was named by British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1826 in honor of a deceased member of his second overland expedition to the area. However, recent research by Dave Mullington and Bill Kavanagh indicates that Franklin probably named the river after British prime minister George Canning. The confusion about a deceased expedition member might have arisen because George Canning died in 1827, and so was already dead by the time Franklin edited his journals after his return to England. Alaska Native names include Kogruak River, Kugruak River, and Kuguru River.

See also


James Behlke, "Midnight, Shublik Island" David Mollett, "Upper Canning Valley"

James Behlke
Midnight, Shublik Island
Acrylic on canvas

David Mollett
Upper Canning Valley
Alkyd on canvas
20 x 16 in
1992
David Mollett, "Canning River" Ursula Schneider, "Rain Canning River"
David Mollett
Canning River
Alkyd on canvas
30 x 24 in
1992
Ursula Schneider
Rain Canning River
Nylon, acrylic and pigment
83 x 11 in
1998
Ursula Schneider, "Wait: I See Something" Ursula Schneider, "Canning River"
Ursula Schneider
Wait: I See Something
Acrylic on wood
78 x 12 in
1995
Ursula Schneider
Canning River
Acrylic on wood
56 x 14.5 in
1994
Ursula Schneider, "Rain Canning River II"Rain Canning River II" Ursula Schneider, "Marsh Fork/Canning River II"Rain Canning Intersection"
Ursula Schneider
Rain Canning River II
Soft pastel on paper
44 x 15 in
1998
Ursula Schneider
Marsh Fork/Canning Intersection
Acrylic on wood
61 x 17 in
1998
Ursula Schneider, "Canning River" Ursula Schneider, "A Trail: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge"
Ursula Schneider
Canning River
Woodcut, edition 30
38 x 13 in
1996
Ursula Schneider
A Trail: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Woodcut, edition 20
39 x 12 in
1999